Appalachian State University
Center for Appalachian Studies
Dr. Katherine Ledford
*four-year degree (major & minor), Masters in Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences
Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
Tammy Rogers King, Bluegrass Ensemble Director
*degrees in audio engineering tech, entertainment industry studies, music business, songwriting
Al White, Director of Bluegrass Music
Berklee College of Music
American Roots Music Program
*performance degrees with focus on bluegrass instruments; songwriting; production & engineering
Renaissance Bluegrass Band
*Ensemble scholarships, degree programs ranging from Music Business to Medicine.
Keith Reed, director of Bluegrass program.
Phone: (719) 227-8130
Colorado Contemporary Music College
Colorado Contemporary Music College (CCMC) was created by professional musicians for
people who aspire to be professional musicians.
Colorado Contemporary Music College offers the Rocky Mountain region's only streamlined,
one-year, academic-intensive program where students learn to teach and perform jazz, rock,
blues, folk, country, and bluegrass. Graduates of this rigorous, three-semester program are
better prepared to become successful music teachers and thriving performers.
Colorado Contemporary Music College
215 W. Magnolia,
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Tom Noonan, M.A.
Dan Mitchell, Bluegrass Instruction on Fiddle, mandolin, guitar and acoustic email@example.com
East Tennessee State University
Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies
Johnson City, TN
*four-year degree in Bluegrass Music, Old-Time and Country Music Studies
Glenville State College
Bluegrass, Department of Fine Arts
Buddy Griffin, Bluegrass Director
*four-year B.A. in Music with Bluegrass Concentration and a Certification Program
Hazard Community Technical College
Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music
*two-year associate degree in Bluegrass & Traditional Music
Middle Tennessee State University
Department of Recording Industry
*degrees in recording and music business
Morehead State University
Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
*4 year baccalaureate degree in Traditional Music Studies
North Greenville University in South Carolina: Baptist Student Union
This ensemble is an auditioned group of students interested in learning about and performing
bluegrass music. The group is made up of instrumentalists and vocalists. The ensemble was
formed to explore and embrace the music of our regional heritage.
Music Program Co-Coordinator
Plattsburgh, State University of New York,
New Scholarship for SUNY Plattsburgh students
There are four Kelley & Shannon Gibson Bluegrass Scholarships available for $1250 for each of two years of study.
Join the Bluegrass Club at SUNY Plattsburgh!
For more information contact
Sarah Lawrence College
Shoreline Community College
*"History of Bluegrass" and "Bluegrass Band" ensembles offered
South Plains College
*two-year associate degree in Commercial Music
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Len Springer, Bluegrass ensemble director
*BA degrees in Traditional Music or Music Business
UNC Chapel Hill
Dept. of Music, Carolina Bluegrass Band.
Volunteer State Community College
Bluegrass Music Program
615-452-8600 ext. 2936
*new jam sessions and classes are being organized through the Continuing Education program, with the goal of offering a two-year degree that can be transferred to ETSU for a four-year degree in bluegrass music
Walters State Community College
*associate degree in Professional Entertainment: Entertainment Industry or Performance
Warren Wilson College
Appalachian Music Program
Kevin D. Kehrberg
West Virginia University
West Virginia University’s only ensemble devoted exclusively to the performance of Appalachian music.
Performing in both traditional and contemporary bluegrass styles, the students in the WVU Bluegrass
Band work to develop strong vocal, instrumental, and band leadership skills.
Assistant Professor, Music History, WVA School of Music,