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W.O. Smith Music School

New undergraduate and faculty research collaborations inspire, inform

Apr. 29, 2014—The Littlejohn Family Undergraduate Research Program enables Arts and Science undergraduates to conduct original research alongside faculty fellows.

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Jim Foglesong, music industry executive and Blair instructor, dies

Jul. 9, 2013—Jim Foglesong, a key figure in the rise of many country music stars including Garth Brooks and Barbara Mandrell who went on to build a second career as a beloved educator, died July 9.

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Rebecca Boelzner wants to bolster appreciation for the arts

May. 6, 2013—Rebecca Boelzner began playing piano at age 6 and violin at 11 before switching to the viola—a stringed instrument slightly larger than the violin with a deeper sound—as a senior in high school. Pursuing music in some way at college only seemed natural for the Richmond, Va., native. “I wanted to attend a school with...

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