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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog 
2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Minor

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College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Appalachian Studies

Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Program Information

Ron Roach, Ph.D., Chair
222 Nicks Hall
Box 70556
(423) 439-7494
e-mail: roachr@etsu.edu

Dan Boner, Director
304D Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
(423) 439-8582
email: boner@etsu.edu

PO Box 70435
Johnson City, TN 37614

The Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music minor is a 21-hour program consisting of an 18-hour core and 3 credit hours of guided electives chosen in consultation with the Bluegrass advisor. The program is designed for those who wish to work toward a full-time or part-time career in music and also for those with other career ambitions but who seek to enrich their lives through music. A student wishing to pursue a minor in Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music needs to declare his or her intention at the earliest opportunity in order to facilitate planning.

Admission to the Minor

Any student seeking admission to the minor must be advised by a bluegrass, old-time, and country music program advisor, who will assist the student in planning a course of study. Minors must follow procedures for band classes, individual instruction, and progression standards, as outlined below.

Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Minor: 21 Credit Hours

A minor is a secondary area of study outside of the major program of study with a structured curriculum composed of at least 18 semester credit hours of which at least 9 hours must be at the 3000-level or above.


Core Requirements: 18 Credit Hours

Select from the following blocks:

Instrumental/Vocal Skills: 3 credit hours

Band Classes (3 credit hours)

 Students may choose from any of the following:

Guided Electives: 3 Credit Hours

Any additional BLUE undergraduate course(s): 1-3 credit hours

Other non-BLUE courses may be counted toward the minor, when the content is appropriate, with approval of the program director.

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