We’ve posted twice recently about Ohio’s Denison University, and their new academic focus on bluegrass within their music program. Beginning with the Fall ’10 semester, students can complete their BA in music with a concentration in bluegrass.
Bluegrass isn’t new to Denison. They have offered bluegrass ensembles for several years, and hold a festival on campus each year, but the official announcement of the bluegrass concentration was made this February.
Andy Carlson, who directs the bluegrass side of the music program with Casey Cook, is especially proud of what they are doing, and crows that this move makes Denison one of only three post-secondary schools in the US offering a degree with a serious bluegrass focus.
The school has created an informational video where Carlson, and several students, express their positive view of bluegrass at Denison.
You can get more details about Denison on their web site.