University Bluegrass & Music Business Programs

Appalachian State University

Center for Appalachian Studies
Boone, NC
Dr. Katherine Ledford
(828) 262-2000
(828) 262-4089
*four-year degree (major & minor), Masters in Appalachian Music: Roots & Influences

Belmont University

Mike Curb College of Entertainment & Music Business
Nashville, TN
Tammy Rogers King, Bluegrass Ensemble Director
(615) 460-6785
*degrees in audio engineering tech, entertainment industry studies, music business, songwriting

Berea College

Music Program
Berea, KY
Al White, Director of Bluegrass Music

Berklee College of Music

American Roots Music Program
Boston, MA
Matt Glaser
(617) 747-2507
*performance degrees with focus on bluegrass instruments; songwriting; production & engineering

Bethel University

Renaissance Bluegrass Band
McKenzie, TN
Stephen Mougin
*Ensemble scholarships, degree programs ranging from Music Business to Medicine.

Denison University

Granville, OH
Andy Carlson

East Tennessee State University

Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies
Johnson City, TN
Daniel Boner
(423) 439-5348
(423) 439-7072
*four-year degree in Bluegrass Music, Old-Time and Country Music Studies

Glenville State College

Bluegrass, Department of Fine Arts
Glenville, WV
Buddy Griffin, Bluegrass Director
(304) 462-7361, ext. 7342
*four-year B.A. in Music with Bluegrass Concentration and a Certification Program

Hazard Community Technical College

Kentucky School of Bluegrass & Traditional Music
Hyden, KY
Dean Osborne,
(606) 487-3630,
*two-year associate degree in Bluegrass & Traditional Music

Middle Tennessee State University

Department of Recording Industry
Murfreesboro, TN
Beverly Keel
(615) 898-2578
*degrees in recording and music business

Morehead State University

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Morehead, KY
Raymond McLain
(606) 783-9001
*4 year baccalaureate degree in Traditional Music Studies

Shoreline Community College
Shoreline, WA
Doug Reid
(206) 546-4759
*"History of Bluegrass" and "Bluegrass Band" ensembles offered

South Plains College

Commercial Music
Levelland, TX
Joe Carr
(806) 716-2493
(806) 544-9703
*two-year associate degree in Commercial Music

University of L​ouisiana at Lafayette

Traditional Music
Lafayette, Louisiana
Mark DeWitt
(337) 482-6016
Len Springer, Bluegrass ensemble director
(337) 280-9763
*BA degrees in Traditional Music or Music Business

Volunteer State Community College

Bluegrass Music Program
Gallatin, TN
Lynn Peterson
Ben Graves
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

Morristown, TN
Laura Ritter
(423) 585-6969
*associate degree in Professional Entertainment: Entertainment Industry or Performance

Warren Wilson College

Appalachian Music Program
Asheville, NC
Kevin D. Kehrberg