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International dream comes true for Blair composition major

Feb. 7, 2019—Vanderbilt sophomore Jacob Beranek loves music and his Czech heritage. These passions recently converged in an incredible opportunity for the talented music composition major.

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Class of 2017: Musbah Shaheen finds belonging and purpose in the college experience

May. 4, 2017—Growing up in Homs, Syria, Musbah Shaheen excelled in science, eventually enrolling at Damascus University Medical College at 17. After two years, he wanted to “stow away” that chapter of his life in the war-ravaged nation and explore something different.

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Class of 2017: David Rodgers is composing a life in music

Mar. 14, 2017—Blair School of Music senior David Rodgers is graduating with a newly released album of jazz originals he composed, arranged and performed, as well as a spot in the touring band of Grammy Award-winning blues musicians Keb’ Mo’ and Taj Mahal.

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Music for the very young: Register for piano lessons, Suzuki instruction, more

Jul. 21, 2016—All children are musical and deserve the chance to make music. Blair School of Music offers lessons in piano to children as young as age 3. Suzuki violin and cello begin for children 4 and older.

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Blair School seeks rising second graders for Piano Pedagogy program

May. 19, 2016—In September, beginning-level piano lessons will be offered at the Blair School of Music at one-half the normal tuition rate for rising second-grade students who enroll through the Piano Pedagogy program.

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New dates for fall 2015 precollege piano auditions at Blair

Jun. 24, 2015—There has been a change in the dates for precollege piano auditions for students with one or more years of previous study. These placement interviews are for students who plan to take private piano lessons at Vanderbilt’s Blair School during the fall 2015 semester.

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Vanderbilt University honors 28 as emeriti faculty

May. 8, 2015—Twenty-eight retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 8, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty.

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Today Show: Daring student wows Billy Joel with piano skills

Mar. 13, 2013—During a Q&A at Vanderbilt University, freshman Michael Pollack asked his childhood idol Billy Joel if he could accompany him on “New York State of Mind.” To his surprise, Joel agreed. Pollack talks about the incredible opportunity on NBC's "Today Show."

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Blair grad Angela Mace solves a musical mystery

Oct. 22, 2012—Duke University announced that Blair alumna Angela Mace, now pursuing her Ph.D. in musicology at Duke under the advisement of R. Larry Todd, has proved the authorship of a mystery “lost sonata.” The piece has often been attributed to 19th-century composer Felix Mendelssohn, although scholars have suspected the piece was actually written by his sister, Fanny Hensel.

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Watch: Blair Piano Faculty Signature Series Recital

Mar. 31, 2010—The Blair Piano Faculty Signature Series Recital in Ingram Hall on March 19, 2010. Media Contact: Cindy Steine

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