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Winter 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012
Appalachian Celebration
TPAC’s Polk Theater

Join Blair musicians for a celebration of southern musical traditions as they explore the roots of one of America's most popular folk art forms. This program will feature the head of Blair School of Music's fiddle department, Matt Combs, along with Alison Brown, banjo professor and co-owner of Compass records for a program of Mountain music featuring faculty members and students. Come for the unexpected, and learn about this region’s best folk music.


Thursday, March 15, 2012
The Voice
TPAC’s Polk Theater

We all know Music City produces some of the world’s most famous singers. What you may not know is that Music City is also the home of the world-renowned clinical center that takes care of those famous voices, the Vanderbilt Voice Center. Doctors Robert Ossoff and Thomas Cleveland will teach us how the voice works, how to take care of our voices, and when therapy and surgery are appropriate. With photographs, live demonstration, and performance excerpts, the doctors will help us all to keep on singing!

Thursday, February 16, 2012
Music Business 101
TPAC’s Polk Theater
Learn what really goes on in the music business from two leaders in the Nashville community, Rod Essig of Creative Artist Agency and Fletcher Foster of Red Light Management.  Between the two, they represent such established artists as Tim McGraw, HEART, Kristin Chenoweth, and ALABAMA, while launching the careers of new, up-and-coming talent. They, along with a special musical guest, will discuss the joys and challenges of working in the ever-changing music industry, and share stories of the day-to-day grind of the business.