• ETSU graduates 11 with a bluegrass degree in 2017

    East Tennessee State University celebrated the successes of its newest graduates this past weekend during commencement ceremonies held on Saturday, May 6. Students from their Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies joined over 2,000 other university graduates in the

  • Bluegrass at Eastern Kentucky University

    We’ve recently learned of yet another university that has added bluegrass music to its curriculum. Students at Eastern Kentucky University, located in Richmond, KY, can now take part in a Bluegrass Ensemble through the University’s School of Music. According to the

  • Clemson to offer bluegrass ensemble this fall

    You can't stop the bluegrass! It's rampaging though the institutions. Clemson University in South Carolina is the latest major educational institution to add a bluegrass offering in their music department. They have announced that their new Clemson Bluegrass Ensemble will begin

  • Russell Johnson to lead UNC bluegrass band

    The Music Department at the University of North Carolina has announced the creation of The Carolina Bluegrass Band, open to all students enrolled in classes at their primary Chapel Hill campus. It's part of the newly-created Bluegrass Initiative within the Department

  • BSU Grass at North Greenville University

    BSU Grass, a campus bluegrass band sponsored by the Baptist Student Union at North Greenville University in South Carolina, is planning a concert for April 29 to officially release their second album, Just Any Moment. While they receive no class credit for

  • New bluegrass graduates from ETSU

    The Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music studies program at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has announced the six newest graduates from their department, and two who received advanced degrees at the Fall commencement on December 12. Baccalaureate degrees

  • Bluegrass delegation to Kazakhstan

    Among the many interesting people we met this year at the World of Bluegrass convention were Damon Postle and Danny Bermel, a pair of doctoral students at the University of Georgia. They are in the process of developing pre-service teacher training in

  • End Of A Rope video from Renaissance Bluegrass Band

    When Ben Helson left Rhonda Vincent & The Rage last Fall, we noted that he would be serving as the as Bluegrass Director of the Bethel University Renaissance program in McKenzie, TN. Bethel is a small, private Christian school with a total enrollment of just