Ryan Middagh

  • Vanderbilt University

    Diermeier applauds staff excellence, presents new awards at Fall Staff Assembly

    Chancellor Daniel Diermeier commended staff for working “selflessly, tirelessly, and in boldly innovative ways” to set a new standard for the university during his remarks at the second annual Fall Staff Assembly. The event included the presentation of six new awards for staff member and team excellence. Read More

    Nov. 3, 2021

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    A selection of recent accolades awarded to faculty and alumni Read More

    Nov. 3, 2020

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    Open Mind: Giving thanks to our Vanderbilt community

    Ahead of Thanksgiving, Interim Chancellor and Provost Susan R. Wente expresses gratitude for the faculty, staff, students and all members of the Vanderbilt community who bring the university's mission to life each day, she writes in her latest "Open Mind" column. Read More

    Nov. 18, 2019

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

    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. Read More

    Oct. 16, 2019

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

    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. Read More

    May. 8, 2019

  • Senior David Rodgers was photographed at The Toy Box Studio in Nashville. (Susan Urmy/Vanderbilt)

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

    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. Read More

    Mar. 14, 2017

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    • The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, director of jazz studies, was invited to play the recent annual conference of the Jazz Education Network, the professional organization for jazz musicians and jazz educators, in New Orleans. The conference features the finest professional and educational jazz musicians and… Read More

    Mar. 7, 2017

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    Blair Big Band chosen to play at national jazz conference

    The Blair Big Band, directed by Ryan Middagh, has been selected to play at the Jazz Education Network national conference. Read More

    Dec. 21, 2016

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    Listen: Astronomy, jazz and politics among VU Osher fall classes

    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. Read More

    Aug. 19, 2016

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    Building a Jazz Culture

    Jeff Coffin and Ryan Middagh work with the Blair Big Band Local music industry fuels expansion of program Nashville may be best known for country music, but the moniker “Music City” most accurately reflects the proliferation of stellar musicians in town who play all types of music. At Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music, Ryan Middagh, director… Read More

    May. 13, 2016