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In Tandem:  Alumni Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire have discovered the perfect formula for writing great opera

In Tandem: Alumni Evan Mack and Joshua McGuire have discovered the perfect formula for writing great opera

Many of history’s greatest musical collaborators have pursued a creative approach perhaps best described as “you wash, I’ll dry.” Mozart was more than happy to let his librettist, Lorenzo Da Ponte, write all the words, while he focused solely on the score. Gilbert and Sullivan, George and Ira Gershwin, andRead More

Accolades

Accolades

Michael Alec Rose, associate professor of composition, had the premiere of his musical drama, Lolly Willowes, based on the novel by Sylvia Townsend Warner, in April at the MATCH–Midtown Arts and Theater Center Houston. In July he was interviewed about the work and his life as a composer by NashvilleRead More

The Blair Big Band

Accolade: Blair Big Band ‘biblical’ honor

The Blair Big Band is the undergraduate collegiate winner in the category Large Jazz Ensemble in DownBeat magazine’s 42nd annual Student Music Awards, announced April 23. This is the Blair School of Music’s first award from DownBeat, which is widely considered the “bible” of the jazz world. The recordings BlairRead More

Song Stylist: Deanna Walker’s new podcast brings her “Blair Hit  Songwriter Series” to the masses

Song Stylist: Deanna Walker’s new podcast brings her “Blair Hit Songwriter Series” to the masses

Deanna Walker was initiated into the world of hit Nashville songwriting in the usual way. She suffered a broken heart. In the 1990s, Walker’s best friend went through a contentious divorce. An ugly custody battle ensued, which had a traumatizing effect on Walker’s 2-year-old goddaughter. “I just went home andRead More

Tiny Dorm Concert: Toren Stafford

Tiny Dorm Concert: Toren Stafford

Toren Stafford, a 20-year-old sophomore studying voice at Blair School of Music, staged a “Tiny Dorm Concert” in Vanderbilt’s Morgan House in March.