Sterling Masat has been named as the newest member of the Commercial Music faculty at South Plains College in Levelland, TX. He will serve as bluegrass music instructor in the program, teaching banjo and guitar, and leading bluegrass ensemble classes.
A Texas native, Sterling performed as a youngster with his siblings in The Masat Family Band, and attended South Plains before moving to Nashville to work with The Roys.
He describes the faculty appointment as an honor.
“I’m excited to join such an outstanding program and faculty that have greatly impacted me personally as a student, and have had a broad influence on the music world – specifically in bluegrass. I’m honored to have the opportunity to provide that for future students.
South Plains College is a great place to study bluegrass and network with other pickers who share the same love for both traditional and progressive bluegrass. This program offers the opportunity to hone your skills while gaining an Associate Degree and/or one year certificate course as you prepare for an exciting career as a professional musician.”
In addition to his other duties, Masat will lead the ensemble for Pickin’ on the Plains, a monthly televised program produced in cooperation with the school’s Video Production department.
Classes at South Plains begin next week (8/27).
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