Mar 26, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog

Old-Time Music Minor

Program Information

Department of Appalachian Studies

Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies
PO Box 70435
Phone: (423) 439-7072
Web Address:

Department Chair: Ron Roach, Ph.D.
222 Nicks Hall
PO Box 70556
(423) 439-7494

Director, Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies: Dan Boner
304A Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
(423) 439-8582

email: boner@etsu.ed

Director, Old-Time Music: Roy Andrade
304D Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
(423) 439-6957

The Old-Time Music minor is a 21 credit program consisting of a 9 credit core, 6 credits of required electives, and 6 credits of guided electives chosen in consultation with the program advisor. The program is designed for those who wish to work toward a full-time or part-time career in music, for those with other career or academic ambitions in this field, and for those who seek to enrich their lives or academic studies through Old-Time music. A student wishing to pursue a minor in Old-Time 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.

Old-Time Music Minor: 21 credits

At least 9 credits must be at the 3000-level or above.