University Bluegrass & Music Business Programs

Appalachian State University

Center for Appalachian Studies
Boone, NC
Dr. Katherine Ledford
(828) 262-2000
(828) 262-4089
ledfordke@appstate.edu
*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
tammy.rogersking@belmont.edu
*degrees in audio engineering tech, entertainment industry studies, music business, songwriting

Berea College

Music Program
Berea, KY
Al White, Director of Bluegrass Music
1-859-985-3694
al_white@berea.edu

Berklee College of Music

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

Bethel University

Renaissance Bluegrass Band
McKenzie, TN
Stephen Mougin
mougins@bethelu.edu
731-352-6981
*Ensemble scholarships, degree programs ranging from Music Business to Medicine.

Colorado College

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,
Suite 200
Fort Collins, CO 80521
Tel: 970-308-7247
Fax: 970-484-2117
Tom Noonan, M.A.
Dan Mitchell, Bluegrass Instruction on Fiddle, mandolin, guitar and acoustic bass
ccmcinfo@gmail.com
 

Denison University

Music
Granville, OH
Andy Carlson
740-587-5767
Carlson@denison.edu

East Tennessee State University

Bluegrass, Old-Time and Country Music Studies
Johnson City, TN
Daniel Boner
(423) 439-8582
(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
buddy.griffin@glenville.edu
*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,
dean.osborne@kctcs.edu
*two-year associate degree in Bluegrass & Traditional Music

Middle Tennessee State University

Department of Recording Industry
Murfreesboro, TN
Beverly Keel
(615).898.5150
(615) 898-2578
dana.potter@mtsu.edu
*degrees in recording and music business

Morehead State University

Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
Morehead, KY
Raymond McLain
(606) 783-9001
r.mclain@moreheadstate.edu 
kctm@moreheadstate.edu
*4 year baccalaureate degree in Traditional Music Studies

North Greenville University in South Carolina: Baptist Student Union

http://www.ngu.edu/bsu-bluegrass-band.php
Wes Brashier, BSU Assoc. Director,
Wes.brashier@ngu.edu
Codie Sloan,
 

Pellissippi State 

http://www.pstcc.edu/music/
Bluegrass Ensemble
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.
Peggy Hinkle
Music Program Co-Coordinator
(865) 539-7301
Larry Vincent
Music Program Co-Coordinator
lfvincent@pstcc.edu
(865) 539-7156
 

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 
Faith Gaddis at fgadd001@plattsburgh.edu or
Nicholas Schumacher atnschu010@plattsburgh.edu.
If you would like to learn more about the Bluegrass for the Next Generation Project at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact:
Dr. Stephen Light
Phone: (518) 564-3325
Email: lightsc@plattsburgh.edu
 

Sarah Lawrence College

914-395-2352
wanderso@sarahlawrence.edu
2016-17 classes, Bluegrass Performance Ensemble, Guitar and Guitar Ensemble
 

Shoreline Community College

Music
Shoreline, WA
Doug Reid
(206) 546-4759
dreid@shoreline.edu
*"History of Bluegrass" and "Bluegrass Band" ensembles offered

South Plains College

Commercial Music
Levelland, TX
Mickie Vasquez
(806) 716-2493
(806) 544-9703
mvasquez@southplainscollege.edu
*two-year associate degree in Commercial Music

University of L​ouisiana at Lafayette

Traditional Music
Lafayette, Louisiana
Mark DeWitt
(337) 482-6016
MFD3749@louisiana.edu
Len Springer, Bluegrass ensemble director
(337) 280-9763
LXS4759@louisiana.edu
*BA degrees in Traditional Music or Music Business

UNC Chapel Hill

Dept. of Music, Carolina Bluegrass Band. 
 

Volunteer State Community College

Bluegrass Music Program
Gallatin, TN
Lynn Peterson
615-230-3221
Lynn.Peterson@volstate.edu
Ben Graves
615-452-8600 ext. 2936
benjamin.graves@volstate.edu
*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

Professional Entertainment
Morristown, TN
Laura Ritter
(423) 585-6969
laura.ritter@ws.edu
*associate degree in Professional Entertainment: Entertainment Industry or Performance

Warren Wilson College

Appalachian Music Program
Asheville, NC
Kevin D. Kehrberg
828-771-3765
kkehrberg@warren-wilson.edu

West Virginia University

http://music.wvu.edu/ensembles
WVU Bluegrass Band,
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,
(304) 293.4968