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Blair School’s Ryan Middagh awarded 2019 Chancellor’s Cup

Oct. 16, 2019—Blair School of Music Senior Lecturer Ryan Middagh was awarded the 2019 Chancellor’s Cup by Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente in a surprise presentation during a Blair Big Band rehearsal on Oct. 15.

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Search committee announced to find next dean of Blair School of Music

Aug. 12, 2019—Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs Susan R. Wente has appointed a committee to conduct a national search for the next dean of the Blair School of Music.

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Vanderbilt to partner with National Museum of African American Music

Jun. 27, 2019—Vanderbilt University has announced a long-term partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and a foundational gift to enrich the museum’s educational and research opportunities.

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Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music Big Band named best student jazz ensemble

May. 8, 2019—Vanderbilt University’s Blair School of Music has been recognized by "DownBeat" magazine’s 42nd Annual Student Music Awards. The Blair Big Band was named best undergraduate large jazz ensemble.

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Blair School Dean Mark Wait to speak at this year’s Phi Beta Kappa ceremony

May. 7, 2019—Blair School Dean Mark Wait will address the university’s outstanding liberal arts undergraduates at the Phi Beta Kappa induction ceremony May 9.

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Diverse voices speak out on the arts at Chancellor’s Town Hall

Oct. 4, 2018—Expanding trans-institutional collaborations and strengthening support for student research were among ideas voiced at a Chancellor’s Town Hall on the impact of the arts on campus and in society.

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Chancellor’s Town Hall to focus on the arts, music and theatre

Sep. 27, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos will host a town hall Oct. 3 to discuss the importance of the arts, music and theatre on campus and the potential for new collaborations among these disciplines.

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Blair, Library honor Violins of Hope project with series of upcoming performances

Mar. 23, 2018—Twenty-two violins—most most of which were played by Jewish musicians interned in concentration camps during the Holocaust—have arrived in Music City from Israel, where they will be heard once more as the Violins of Hope. Vanderbilt's Blair School of Music and the Jean and Alexander Heard Libraries have planned several special events in honor of the initiative in March and April.

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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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