• 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

  • Eric Ellis to record

    Back in the fall of 2007 we told you about the Appalachian Music: Roots and Influences concentration being offered at Appalachian State University in Boone, NC. At the time we reported that former Joe Val and the New England Bluegrass

  • Berklee Acoustic String Festival

    The Berklee College of Music in Boston holds intensive crash courses each summer, both for incoming or potential students to get a taste of the Berklee experience, and to allow non-matriculated students to benefit from the school's storied faculty. For several

  • Saturday Night Waltz from Joe Walsh

    Young mandolinist Joe Walsh has found himself mentioned several times of late on Bluegrass Today. We posted a report in May 2006 when Joe was still a student at the Berklee College Of Music, and performed with other Berklee bluegrassers at

  • Bluegrass at Denison University

    WOSU Public Media in Columbus, OH ran a piece yesterday about the bluegrass ensemble at Denison University in Granville, OH. Andy Carlson, the chair of the music department at Denison, began the bluegrass ensemble in 2000. Carlson is a classically trained

  • Bluegrass at UCLA

    Last week, Brance had a wonderful story about Joel Sidney, a recent University of California at Berkeley graduate, whose honors thesis was entitled Innovation and Tradition in Bay Area Bluegrass: Historical Review and Analysis of Distinctive Regional Features. Here's another encouraging

  • Bluegrass goes to UC Berkeley

    Here's a cool story that demonstrates a bluegrass, can-do attitude. Joel Sidney graduated yesterday from the University of California at Berkeley. Joel's story is unique though. His grade-point average was almost perfect, his degree in American Studies, the subject of his