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Top Spot

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2012

For music students, preparing for competitions and auditions has to be about more than winning
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In the VORTEX with Cage and Cunningham

Posted in: Articles, Featured, Spring 2012


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Making Music for Each Other

Posted in: Articles, Featured, Spring 2012

Perfecting the chamber music experience
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The Treble and Bass of a Balanced Life

Posted in: Articles, Featured, Spring 2012


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A Talent that Resonates

Posted in: Fall 2011, Featured, Issue

Pre-college student Amy Thompson writes and performs with remarkable maturity
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A Nest for Conductors

Posted in: Fall 2011, Featured, Issue

Blair has graduated a number of successful conductors, despite having no formal program in orchestral conducting
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A Necessary Musical Confluence

Posted in: Fall 2011, Featured, Issue

Serendipity marks the creation of a new piece by composer Michael Hersch for the Blair String Quartet
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A Commodore in Kabul

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2011

At the International School of Kabul in Afghanistan, Blair alumna Amanda Earnest leads her students in music-making activities not unlike those taught to children in the United States.
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An Investment Beyond Boundaries

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2011

Blair’s involvement in training music teachers in Costa Rica brings rich rewards both in Central America and Nashville
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An American in Cairo

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2011

For Blythe Barkley Bonnafons, BMus’09, MEd’10, a “world of experiences” awaits outside her classroom door.
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In a Musical Labyrinth

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2011

Josh McGuire, senior lecturer in aural studies, and Stan Link, associate professor of the philosophy and analysis of music, traveled to Mexico City to premiere Link’s Toda la Tierra.
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Fully Costumed and Orchestrated

Posted in: Fall 2010, Featured

Students in Vanderbilt Opera Theatre productions get the full-scale stage experience
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Music That Heals

Posted in: Fall 2010, Featured

Associate Dean Pam Schneller knows first-hand the power of music in community
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A Full-body Instrument

Posted in: Fall 2010, Featured

Voice majors at Blair learn the details—both inside and out—that make the singer
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In the VORTEX

Posted in: Fall 2010, Featured

Members of Blair Percussion VORTEX think like actors and move like dancers while playing various percussion instruments
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From Stage to Stage

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2010

Profile: Alicia Enstrom, BMus’09
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Balancing Act

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2010

Holly Jurca balances high school studies and studies at Blair with precision timing.
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Blocks Away from Music History

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2010

Music history relayed by current Music City artists brings a personal point of view
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A Different Language to Learn

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2010

Learning aural skills is the foundation for making joyful music
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Join us for the Fall 2009 Concert Series Performances

Posted in: Fall 2009, Featured

A Season of Uncommon Delights
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Composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, BMus’93, to teach at Blair

Posted in: Fall 2009, Featured


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Playing it Forward

Posted in: Fall 2009, Featured

Blair volunteers pass on their craft
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A Sense of Singing

Posted in: Fall 2009, Featured

The Blakemore Trio prepares to premiere a new work by composer Susan Botti in both Nashville and New York City
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A Sense of Belonging

Posted in: Fall 2009, Featured

Myra Jackson Blair and Valere Blair Potter scholarships fuel pre-college dreams
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Gracious Guests

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2009

The Blair School hosts distinguished, internationally recognized artists this year
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Listening to History

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2009

Blair professors Joy Calico and Jim Lovensheimer reconsider the Cold War era by examining two strikingly different works of music
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A Boy(choir)’s Life

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2009

The Nashville Boychoir at Blair partners with a British choir, while three of its own celebrate accomplishments
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A Challenging Blend

Posted in: Featured, Spring 2009

Composer Peter Schickele creates a new work for the Blair Woodwind Quintet
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2008 Fall Concert Season

Posted in: Fall 2008, Featured

The Blair Fall Concert Series promises to be a season of superb music from a variety of faculty, student and acclaimed guest artists.
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Both Sides, Now

Posted in: Fall 2008, Featured

Lecturer Paul Deakin provides precollege students with a solid grounding in music theory through innovative teaching methods
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So Simple, Yet So Complex

Posted in: Fall 2008, Featured

Blair precollege student Sarah Elizabeth Musgrave communicates through music with those for whom communication is a challenge
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Renaissance Department

Posted in: Fall 2008, Featured

The musicology department at Blair is a place where scholars flourish
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