• Bluegrass at Harvard

    Harvard University has scheduled an academic event on February 6 focused on bluegrass music. The one day seminar is entitled, Fire On The Mountain - A Bluegrass Symposium, and will feature a keynote address and panel discussions including a number

  • Jim Moratto to South Plains College

    South Plains College in Levelland, TX has announced that Jim Moratto has joined their bluegrass faculty as an Instructor in Commercial Music. South Plains offers an associate degree in the Commercial Music program, which includes a specialty in bluegrass music. Bluegrass

  • Raymond McLain interview in Bristol Herald

    The Bristol Herald Courier, which covers Bristol Tennessee and Virginia, plus the nearby cities of Johnson City and Jonesborough, TN, had a piece last Monday about the changing of the guard at East Tennessee State University's Bluegrass, Old Time &

  • Don Rigsby in 2010

    Don Rigsby will be starting off the new year with a new focus in his career. This award-winning singer and mandolinist had spent the past 8 years as the Director of the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University

  • Bluegrass B.A. approved at ETSU

    When we last spoke with Raymond McLain about the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University, they were in the process of seeking full accreditation to offer a four year Bachelor of Arts degree. McLain

  • Sarah Jarosz in The Boston Globe

    Sunday's edition of The Boston Globe carried a feature on now hometown girl, Sarah Jarosz, who moved from her native home in Texas to Beantown to study at The New England Conservatory of Music. Entitled The freshman, the general tenor of

  • Free studio time at MTSU

    Here's an opportunity for a band in central Tennessee to take advantage of some free studio time later this month. We heard last week from Robert Trapp, a student in the Recording Industry program at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro.

  • Bluegrass at ETSU

    Craig Havighurst - he of String Theory Media and the IBMA Board of Directors - has put together a 9 minute promotional video for the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at East Tennessee State University. It encompasses perfectly

  • ETSU to offer bluegrass degree?

    The East Tennessean, the student paper for East Tennessee State University, is reporting that the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music program at the school is hoping to expand from a minor in the Appalachian Studies department to a four