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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.

Preparing for the Fall Semester:

The Wilson Music Library is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but we are making plans to assist all of our patrons during the fall semester. We are working on a pick-up service for library materials that can be used by Blair Academy students. Check this research guide regularly for updates.

All Blair Academy students are eligible for a library card. You can apply for your card online by filling out this registration form. Please keep track of the username and password that you choose for your library account. You will need this information to login to the library catalog.

Free Music Resources:

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.

Subject Guide

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Sara Manus
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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