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.
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.
Dec. 21, 2016—The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, has been selected to play at the Jazz Education Network national conference.
Aug. 19, 2016—Renowned Vanderbilt professors and other experts will teach classes this fall on the 2016 elections, astronomy, prisons and more for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt.