We arrived in Nashville, Tennesse at 10:45am. After getting warmed up, the kids sang their competition pieces for Dr. Tucker Biddlecombe, the Director of Choral Studies at Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University. He was truly amazed at the sound of the choir. We were entertained by stories and ideas as he helped the kids understand the music to a deeper and more personal level. He gave several pointers to help them but said he was being extremely picky because they did such a wonderful job. He ended the one and a half hour session with words of advise for the kids as they look to their future, find what you are passionate about and go for it!
After lunch in the sun and a short tour of Blair School of Music, we settled in on the bus again for a two hour drive to Chattanooga. With stomachs full of pizza provided by the Choir Boosters, we are settled into our rooms ready for a good nights sleep before being Atlanta bound in the morning.
I will try to keep you posted nightly about our daily excursions. Thanks for following us on our adventures.