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Blair Academy Students and Families: General Information

This guide provides information on collections and services offered by the Wilson Music Library to Pre-College students and their families.

Wilson Music Library Closed:

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Wilson Music Library is closed. Library staff are working remotely, and we are available to answer questions. 

Online Resources for K-12 Education:

Are you looking for resources to help your child learn from home? Check out the new research guide "Digital Resources for K-12 Learning at Home." Created by our Peabody Library colleagues Sarah Stevenson (Librarian for Education) and Amy Corbitt (Curriculum Materials Coordinator), this guide organizes resources by subject. The subjects covered are: Literacy/Reading/Language Arts, Music, Arts, STEM, Social Studies, Health & Wellness, and General Education. 

Free Music Resources:

Berlin Philharmoniker Digital Concert Hall - The Digital Concert Hall is now freely available to anyone; you don't need to be on-campus to use it! Instructions for getting a digital "ticket" are included in the link. You will be able to view more than 600 performances and masterclasses

New York Philharmonic Kidzone - Play games, learn about composers, performers, and instruments, and build your own instrument in the instrument lab.

Classics for Kids - Weekly lessons on different composers, games, and worksheets. Parents and caregivers can check out the "helpful resources" section.

Children's Classical Music Apps - A series of free apps for children created by the Naxos Music Library.

Library Policies:

Conduct Policy:

We do our best to create a welcoming environment for all who use the Music Library.  We ask that visitors be respectful of one another.  Many undergraduate students and faculty use this library for study and research, so unruly behavior (i.e., yelling, running, etc.) will not be tolerated.  Parents and legal guardians of minors are responsible for supervising the behavior of their children.  If an issue arises with a Pre-College student's behavior, we will notify Pam Schneller, Associate Dean for Pre-College and Adult Programs.  

Computer Usage:

The Music Library does not control information available over the Internet, and is not responsible for its content.  Users should be aware that Internet sites may contain offensive or controversial material.  Parents or legal guardians of minors are responsible for monitoring the library activities of their children.  Users of workstations are in a public building, and are expected to show consideration for others.

Because the Music Library has a limited number of computer stations, priority is given for academic uses (i.e., writing papers, using library databases, etc.).  If other users are waiting for a workstation, you may be asked to give up your computer if you are engaged in non-academic computing (i.e., using Facebook, checking e-mail).

All users must abide by the terms of Vanderbilt University's Computer Privileges and Responsibilities Policy.

Food and Drink Policy:

 

Non-alcoholic drinks in spill-proof containers or sports bottles are permitted.

 

Packaged or wrapped snack foods are permitted at study carrels but not near electronic equipment or computer workstations. Hot meals or messy, aromatic food (e.g., hoagies, pizza, salads, soup) are not permitted in the library. If you enter the Music Library with these types of foods, you will be asked to use the seminar room (pending availability) or exit the library.

 

Food and drink pose a potential risk to library collections, equipment, and furnishings. We ask that you act responsibly when consuming food and drink in the library. Please deposit your garbage in the trash cans and clean up after yourself.

Blair Academy in the Music Library:

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars try to

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars try to "escape" from the Music Library during orientation on Saturday, August 10, 2019.

Sara Manus (Music Librarian for Education and Outreach) reads

Halloween Open House: Story Time

Sara Manus (Music Librarian for Education and Outreach) reads "Bats in the Library" by Brian Lies to students during the Halloween Open House.

Robert Rich leads students in a game of music bingo during the 2008 Halloween Open House.

Music Bingo

Robert Rich leads students in a game of music bingo during the 2008 Halloween Open House.

Blair's Fiddle Frenzy performs at the Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

Blair's Fiddle Frenzy performs at the Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019. 

Blair's Kindermusik class drops by the Music Library for trick or treating in October, 2019.

Kindermusik

Blair's Kindermusik class drops by the Music Library for trick or treating in October, 2019.

Holling Smith-Borne shows Blair Academy fiddle students how to use audiovisual equipment in the Music Library, April, 2018.

Holling Smith-Borne shows Blair Academy fiddle students how to use audiovisual equipment in the Music Library, April, 2018.

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars using the online library catalog to find their next clue, August 10, 2019.

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars using the online library catalog to find their next clue, August 10, 2019.

The Youth Strings Orchestra performs in the Music Library during the Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

The Youth Strings Orchestra performs in the Music Library during the Halloween Open House on Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019.

The Kindermusik class visiting the Music Library for some treats, October, 2019.

The Kindermusik class visiting the Music Library for some treats, October, 2019.

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars using the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians during their library orientation session on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

Myra Jackson Blair Scholars using the New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians during their library orientation session on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2019.

Three Blair Academy students look for answers to a scavenger hunt clue in music reference books during the Halloween Open House..

Three Blair Academy students look for answers to a scavenger hunt clue in music reference books during the Halloween Open House..

A performance by members of the Blair Children's Chorus during the Halloween Open House.

  General Information About the Library:

Who Can Use the Music Library?

Any student enrolled in the Pre-College Program at Blair can apply for a library card.  Families are welcome to visit the library while children are in lessons or ensemble.

How Do I Get a Library Card?

Stop by the Music Library Service Desk to pick up an application form.  All students under the age of 18 need to have their parent or guardian sign the form before their cards can be issued.

How Long Can I Borrow Materials?

Pre-College students may borrow books, scores, sound recordings, and video recordings for 28 days, and may renew these items up to 4 times. 

When is the Music Library Open?

Normal semester hours are Monday-Thursday, 8 am-10 pm; Friday, 8 am-5 pm; Saturday, CLOSED; Sunday, 2-10 pm.

Hours vary during Vanderbilt holiday breaks - check the Music Library's hours page for more information.

Can I Use a Computer?

Two computer workstations are reserved for Pre-College student use, Monday-Friday, from 3-6:00 pm.  Priority is given to academic computing needs at all other workstations - see our policy on Computer Usage in the left-hand column for more information.

 

 

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Contact:
Music Librarian for Education and Outreach / Anne Potter Wilson Music Library, 2134B / Blair School of Music / 2400 Blakemore Avenue, Nashville, TN 37212
615-322-8686
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