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Why You Should Want to be a Musician at Vanderbilt

Posted by on Thursday, December 16, 2010 in Blair School of Music, College Life, General Information, Music, Nashville.

So on Sunday night, the Trans Siberian Orchestra came to play the Bridgestone arena downtown. TSO asked for a few strings players in the southeast that would be available to play for a few gigs..and a friend of mine from music theory class was recommended by someone that knew him and knew the TSO. Yea…short story short… over a period of a few weeks, he got to play about 6 or 7 gigs with them in a bunch of different southeastern cities. Not only did he get to play for an average of 15,000 fans a night, but he got paid the BIG bucks doing it each night. He was able to do all of this in his spare time and didn’t have to miss any class. Pretty sweet hookup he got. The pictures he got from the show are priceless. The connections that Blair has to the music community in Nashville never cease to amaze me.

In other news – I just finished up my exams and juries Tuesday afternoon…so I’m home now. I miss Nashville, but I know I will enjoy this much needed break. I’m getting geared up for 2nd semester because as soon as we get back, the Melodores will be preparing for the ICCA acappella competition the first weekend in February. Furthermore – we will be perfecting our setlist because it has just been announced that the Sing Off Season 3 will be happening next year. We will be auditioning again this time. 3rd time’s a charm, right?

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