Jan. 13, 2021—Any Nashville songwriter will tell you that some of the most meaningful collaborations come during crisis. Vanderbilt undergraduates in a songwriting class at the Blair School of Music got a taste of this when they partnered with peers on the other side of the globe, who also were dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic, to co-create original songs.
Aug. 7, 2017—Grammy-nominated songwriter Odie Blackmon demystifies the world of songwriting for aspiring writers who may not read traditional music. Learn to write songs and have your songs critiqued by Music Row’s finest songwriters, publishers, producers and performers in Deanna Walker’s “Hit Songwriters Series.”
Aug. 12, 2016—Blair School of Music offers adults private lessons in just about every instrument—strings, brass, piano, woodwinds, voice and folk instruments, including mandolin, dulcimer and fiddle. It’s never too late to start.
Sep. 9, 2015—Odie Blackmon, an adjunct professor in Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, is a Grammy-nominated, CMA-Award-winning songwriter that lives and learns in our music studios. The Hustler sat down with Blackmon to hear more about the Nashville songwriting business up close and personal.
Aug. 9, 2012—A Nashville songwriter responsible for No. 1 records by George Strait, Lee Ann Womack and Gary Allan is showing aspiring songwriters the Music Row ropes in a class at Vanderbilt University.
Sep. 10, 2010—See what a group of Vanderbilt engineering undergrads and Owen MBA students built to help those at the bottom of the financial pyramid; and how controlling your “inner elephant” can make you a better leader.