• ETSU Bluegrass livestream from The Down Home

    Each semester, students in the Bluegrass, Old Time & Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University are required to engage in ensemble performances as part of their course work. Players and singers are grouped according to their level

  • Artist in Residence position announced for ETSU Bluegrass

    The Appalachian Studies Department at East Tennessee State University has announced an Artist in Residence position in their Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program. This position is for a bluegrass performing artist with outstanding professional attainments, creative accomplishments, and recognition in the

  • Dr. Richard Blaustein passes

    East Tennessee State University Professor Emeritus Richard Blaustein, a fine old time fiddler, banjo player, and prolific scholar, has passed away after a protracted illness. He was professor of sociology and anthropology at the university and served as the director

  • Sonny Osborne on Life In Music tonight

    The one and only Sonny Osborne will be the live guest tonight on the Life in Music Summer Guest Artist Series, presented by the ETSU Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program. Hosted by program Director Dan Boner, and facilitated by

  • ETSU Bluegrass offers summer session online

    The Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program at East Tennessee State University has announced an online summer series of courses beginning over this next few months. These are available for both students already enrolled in the program who are

  • Gospel bluegrass focus starting at ETSU

    East Tennessee State University in Johnson City has offered a degree program in Bluegrass, Old Time, Celtic, and Country Music Studies for several years now. For maybe two decades before granting the degree, the program existed as a study focus