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Famed Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet returns to Blair

Jan. 29, 2018—The renowned Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet will perform a free concert at the Blair School of Music's Ingram Hall Feb. 3 as part of its continuing collaborative relationship.

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Soprano Ah Young Hong to perform, teach master class at Blair

Sep. 15, 2017—Acclaimed soprano Ah Young Hong will perform at Blair School of Music in October.

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Celebration honors 11 endowed chair holders

May. 2, 2017—The extraordinary academic achievements of 11 faculty members named to endowed chairs were recognized during a celebration April 27 at the Student Life Center.

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Faust, Melnikov perform entire ‘Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano’ Nov. 15-17

Nov. 14, 2016—German violinist Isabelle Faust and Russian pianist Alexander Melnikov perform the entire "Beethoven Sonatas for Violin and Piano" Nov. 15-17 in Blair’s Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall.

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Op-ed: Blair School Dean Sees Renewed Vitality In Classical Music

Apr. 15, 2016—Mark Wait, the Martha Rivers Ingram Dean of the Blair School of Music, writes, "Trends in classical music, as in any other field, will come and go, but serious music is present in all ages, and in all places – including right now in Nashville."

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Blair School of Music’s library is new home for John Hartford music collection

Dec. 8, 2015—The family of the songwriter who wrote "Gentle on My Mind" has donated 2,500 books on musicians and Southern music to the library at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt.

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Blair stages fall operas at opposite ends of the scale

Oct. 26, 2015—In the next few weeks, the Blair School of Music will present two operas--Michael Hersch's "On the Threshold of Winter" and Leonard Bernstein's "Mass"--that are diametrically opposed in style, scale and staging.

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Alumni Association honors Jim Lovensheimer for educational contributions

Apr. 23, 2015—Jim Lovensheimer, associate professor of musicology, is the recipient of the 2015 Vanderbilt Alumni Education Award.

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Blair School to host ‘A Conversation with Sheryl Crow’ Nov. 4

Oct. 7, 2014—Musician Sheryl Crow will speak in Ingram Hall at the Blair School of Music Nov. 4 as part of the school’s Conversations Series. The event is free and open to the public.

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Video: Blair School celebrates 50 years with gala concert March 16

Mar. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Watch Dean Mark Wait discuss Blair School history, what makes the ideal Blair student, the school's amazing alumni and the future of this unique institution.

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Vanderbilt Blair School of Music: Celebrating 50 Years

Mar. 12, 2014—Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2014. Watch Dean Mark Wait discuss Blair School history, what makes the ideal Blair student, the school's amazing alumni and the future of this unique institution.

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Jim Foglesong, music industry executive and Blair instructor, dies

Jul. 9, 2013—Jim Foglesong, a key figure in the rise of many country music stars including Garth Brooks and Barbara Mandrell who went on to build a second career as a beloved educator, died July 9.

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