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Pictured is choir director Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe’s workspace setup for editing and mixing choir audio recordings (Hustler Staff/Sophie Heinz)

Finding My Voice: How COVID-19 has changed what performance will look like in the Blair School of Music

September 9, 2020

With the new COVID-19 safety guidelines in place, the Blair School of Music has successfully created new performance opportunities for students utilizing technology.

Learning online can be particularly challenging for Blair students, whose lessons typically include close examination of the tone quality they're producing.

Finding My Voice: E-Learning for music majors

April 19, 2020

How music majors have been uniquely affected by the shift to online learning

Blagers are parties that allow Blair students to let loose with others who understand the unique challenges of being a music student.

Finding my Voice: The truth about Blagers

February 18, 2020

An inside look at the exclusive parties thrown by and for Blair students

Professional fraternities, including music fraternities, provide students with the opportunity to bond over a common career interest. (Photo courtesy Sarah Clements)

Finding my Voice: A Greek Community for music students

January 18, 2020

A deeper look into music fraternities on campus and how they facilitate deeper bonds between music majors

Sophomore Voice major Blair Lipham gives her vocal performance final. Blair students' finals  include public performances, in addition to written exams.

Finding My Voice: Being judged, in more ways than one

December 8, 2019

During Finals, Blair students are evaluated for both performance and academics

Churches provide many Voice majors a way to gain valuable work experience while still in school.

Finding My Voice: How Blair students make extra cash

November 14, 2019

Jobs music majors have in college to gain experience in the industry

Drinking tea can help lessen the effects of a cold and strengthen your voice. (Photo by Sophie Heinz)

Finding My Voice: Dealing with a singer’s worst nightmare

October 30, 2019

Five tricks voice majors use to combat sickness.

Blair students follow set core schedules for their first two years that mainly consist of classes within Blair. (Photo by Sophie Heinz)

Finding My Voice: What does a Blair schedule look like?

October 16, 2019

When registering for classes last summer, I didn’t know what to expect. I had hoped that I wouldn’t have to take more than 15 credit hours, and that I wouldn’t have too many 8 a.m. classes. To my dismay, n...

Performing with friends is one of the unique ways Blair students bond. (Photo courtesy Sophie Heinz)

Finding My Voice: Finding my people at Blair

October 1, 2019

Before moving to Vanderbilt, the biggest fear I had was that I wouldn’t find “my people.” During the application process, this is something my mom always reminded to look for. She wanted me to go to a scho...

Blair students take part in multiple performances throughout the year. (Photo by Emily Gonçalves)

Road to Blair

September 15, 2019

My name is Sophie Heinz, and I’m a first-year vocal performance major at the Blair School of Music. Whenever I tell people my major in regular conversation, there’s almost always this look of surprise and ex...