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Being Musical at Vandy (Even if You’re Not)

Apr. 21, 2019—If you’ve read any of my other blogs, you know that I love being in Nashville as much as I love going to Vanderbilt. And a big part of Nashville is music. Even though I’m not musically inclined at all (besides that clarinet I rocked throughout middle school), there’s still a ton of opportunities around...

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Melanated Takes ICCA

Feb. 24, 2018—So, if you haven’t heard, my a cappella group, Melanated A Cappella, advanced to the quarterfinals of the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella (ICCA)! If you’re unfamiliar with this competition, it’s the same one that’s featured in all of the Pitch Perfect movies! It was such an amazing feeling to see our name on...

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Singing on Campus

Nov. 21, 2017—So, for those of you who don’t know, I am a member of two different music organizations on campus that are a part of the Vanderbilt Performing Arts Community (VPAC). Being involved in both of these organizations is extremely fun and worthwhile, and recently, I had to perform with both groups a total of three...

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Choirs and Culture

Mar. 19, 2016—Some weekends are more involved than others, but this one? Singing, pancakes, enormous essays, and throngs of prospective students? Oh Vanderbilt, I never tire of what you send my way.

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#MeloLove

Jan. 16, 2015—Back home in India, we did have several musical groups in my high school who performed during school events and annual productions. Yet, music was never truly an intrinsic part of my high school. Music at Vanderbilt is an entirely different story and the Vanderbilt Melodores have a major contribution to our unique campus culture....

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Vandy’s Got Talent

Dec. 18, 2014—So in case you haven’t heard yet, Vanderbilt is home to students with UNBOUNDED TALENT. One incredible thing about our students is the amount of performing arts talent they have. Not trying to brag or anything, but we are home to the first collegiate a cappella group to EVER win NBC’s Sing Off as of...

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Melo Cyrus

Dec. 6, 2013—Perhaps even more daunting than the prospect of imminent papers and finals was The Melodores‘ annual winter concert. The couple of weeks leading up to (even Thanksgiving break, to an extent) had been rather taxing, to be honest, and juggling rehearsals and classes was becoming increasingly difficult. I was also, however, incredibly excited. Our practices...

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A (Not So) Melo Goodbye

Apr. 27, 2013—For most of us, this is our last weekend at Vanderbilt, decidedly one of stressful cramming, overnighters hauled along successive nights of insurmountable worry and an endless supply of our favorite Bongo Java coffee, and the prospect of imminent leaving. I will be following up later this week with some final thoughts on my freshman...

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The Grind

Oct. 9, 2012—So, the number of blog drafts I have sitting on WordPress from mid-August when school began is a little embarrassing. I had every intention of posting updates on the first week of classes, Inside ‘Dores training, Melodores auditions, and a cornucopia of other beginning-of-year types of things. Fear not, reader, for I will deliver, albeit...

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Masala SACE’s Diwali ~ Festival of Lights

Nov. 26, 2011—On November 5 this year, Vanderbilt’s South Asian Cultural Exchange group Masala-SACE put on their annual Diwali performance.

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