• Wes Corbett to Berklee

    The Berklee College of Music in Boston has announced that Wes Corbett has been hired as a banjo instructor, joining David Hollender in that capacity at the school. Corbett will serve as an Associate Professor on a part time basis,

  • Bela Fleck to accept honorary degree from Bowdoin

    Bowdoin College in Brunswick, ME will award an honorary Doctor of Music degree to banjoist Béla Fleck on Saturday (5/28) during the school's 206th Commencement ceremonies. Béla will be on hand for tomorrow morning's graduation to accept his award, and will

  • ETSU bluegrass program video

    We've posted many times about the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country music program at East Tennessee State University, where serious students of the music can now obtain a Bachelor of Arts degree - in playing banjos and fiddles! The program is

  • Mandolin Mashup 2011 video

    Well... it looks like I was wrong last week about there being no archived copy of the 2011 Mandolin Mashup video from the Berklee College of Music. Berklee mandolin instructor John McGann organizes this show each Spring as a showcase for

  • Mandolin Mashup at Berklee – and online

    It's a bird... it's a plane... it's Mandolin Mashup 5! Tonight (May 4) at 8:15 p.m., Berklee College of Music mandolin instructor John McGann will host a concert at the Berklee Performance Center in Boston to celebrate the skill and artistry

  • Sierra Hull in 2011

    Sierra Hull has a number of major milestones coming up this year. On March 8, Daybreak, her sophomore CD from Rounder Records is set to hit, and she is currently at work in Tennessee on her first music video in

  • Bluegrass at Brandeis

    Often played in garages and fields, bluegrass is also found in the austere halls of academia. From the folk revival of the 1960's to today, bluegrass has enjoyed a special relationship with the college concert circuit. We've mentioned The Professors of

  • I’m Going Back To Old Kentucky #79

    From October 1, 2010 through to the end of September 2011, we will, each day, celebrate the life of Bill Monroe by sharing information about him and those people who are associated with his life and music career. This information

  • Bluegrass at Vol State

    Bluegrass music continues to garner attention in the halls of academia. When I was a student in 1990's, there were only two options for pursuing bluegrass music at the college level, SPC and ETSU. I chose SPC and had a