The summer has seen a season of transitions at the Blair School. Indeed, the 2011-12 academic year will see more changes to the faculty than we have had in some time.
First, Jane and Frank Kirchner have retired from teaching at Blair. Jane taught flute at Blair for more than 40 years, and Frank was our [...]
This issue of the Quarter Note features an increasingly important (and rapidly developing) aspect of life at the Blair School of Music: the international outreach of Blair faculty and alumni and the many opportunities our students have to study abroad.
For some years already, Blair students have been able to spend a semester abroad in Vienna [...]
Next year, the Blair School will observe the 25th anniversary of the inception of its collegiate program leading to the bachelor of music degree. Among music schools, that is relatively young, and such youth carries a number of advantages.
To begin with, one can readily measure a young school’s progress, for much of it occurred while [...]
You have read in previous issues of the Blair Commissioning Project, funded by the James Stephen Turner Family Foundation, which is producing major works for the school’s leading chamber ensembles. This issue deals with one of the most ambitious commissions: Susan Botti’s Gates of Silence, composed for the members of the Blakemore Trio.[keep reading »]
It is a pleasure to bring you news from the Blair School of Music once again. This issue of The Quarter Note goes to the very heart of what we are about as musicians.[keep reading »]