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Quarter Note Staff

Nov. 20, 2008—The BLAIR QUARTER NOTE, the newsletter of the Blair School of Music, is published twice a year in cooperation with Development and Alumni Relations Communications for alumni, current students and other friends of the school. The BLAIR QUARTER NOTE,Volume 32, Number 2, Fall 2008 © 2008 by Vanderbilt University. All rights reserved. Editor, Bonnie Arant Ertelt Art Director, Donna DeVore Pritchett Designer, Chris...

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The Blair School of Music Patrons Society

Nov. 20, 2008—The Blair School of Music is honored to receive the annual unrestricted gifts of $1,000 or more from the individuals and companies listed below between July 1, 2007 and June 30, 2008. The Chancellor’s Council ($10,000+) BMI  House of Bryant Publications LLC Mr. and Mrs. Andrew W. Byrd Gaylord Entertainment Mr. and Mrs. Frank E. Genovese Mrs. Landis Bass Gullett Ms....

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Liebermann horn trio given world premiere at the Blair School

Nov. 20, 2008—The evening of April 14 saw the world premiere of a new work for horn trio by American composer Lowell Liebermann written expressly for Leslie Norton, assistant professor of horn. Along with Carolyn Huebl on violin and Dean Mark Wait on piano, the piece was performed in the Steve and Judy Turner Recital Hall, the...

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Wilma Ward, longtime supporter of the Blair School, dies

Nov. 20, 2008—Wilma Tribble Ward, long a friend and generous supporter of the Blair School, died at her home in Nashville, July 23, 2008. A native of Bedford County, she had resided in Nashville since 1942 and worked as executive assistant to David K. Wilson for 49 years until her retirement in 2003. She provided scholarships for...

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Tutti: Faculty

Nov. 20, 2008—In January and February, the Blakemore Trio presented concerts at the North Carolina School of the Arts Watson Hall Series, the Lenoir Rhyne College Concert Series in Hickory, N.C., the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, and they closed their tour with a concert at the Blair School. The program included the American premiere of Trio,...

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Dominique Thormann Joins KeyBoard

Nov. 20, 2008—Dominique Thormann, senior vice president of administration and finance for Nissan North America, Inc., has joined the Blair KeyBoard.Thormann joined Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., in Tokyo in 1999 as deputy general manager. Before coming to Nashville, he was senior vice president of administration and finance for Nissan Europe. Prior to joining Nissan, he worked for...

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Vanderbilt Music Académie Inaugurated in France

Nov. 20, 2008—A new interdisciplinary music and French residency offered jointly by the Blair School and the Vanderbilt-in-France program took flight this summer. Located in Aix-en-Provence, the new venture, called the Vanderbilt Music Académie, is centered around the weeks of the Festival d’Aix (June 25 through July 12) and included a variety of master classes with open...

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2008 Fall Concert Season

Nov. 20, 2008—Below is a brief listing of a few of the featured events and favorite concerts. For more information about these and more concerts, lectures, master classes and special programs, visit the Web site Calendar of Events at www.vanderbilt.edu/blair BLAIR SIGNATURE SERIES John Johns and His Lady Friends, Part Deux Friday, September 26, 8:00 p.m., Ingram...

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2008 Commencement Honors and Awards

Nov. 20, 2008—Founder’s Medal: Robert Patrick Tiedemann Banner Bearer: Daniel Paul Jansen Student Marshals: Rachel Elizabeth Mondl and Stuart Chapman Hill AWARDS Jean Keller Heard Prize for excellence in strings: Sophia Lim Arriaga (violin), Jennifer Rachel Estrin (violin), Andrew Joseph Braddock (viola), Roberto Paolo Papi (viola), Anne Louise Suda (cello) David Rabin Prize for excellence in musical performance: Jennifer Rachel...

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Hauser and Maiello join faculty

Nov. 20, 2008—Jared Hauser joined the Blair faculty as assistant professor of oboe in August. He has performed throughout North America and Europe appearing as soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. Appointed principal oboist of the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra in 2002, he has been a featured soloist with the OPO and has also appeared as soloist with such...

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