May 29, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Scottish and Irish Traditional Music Studies Minor

Program Information

Department of Appalachian Studies

Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Roots 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

Directors, Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies:

Dan Boner
304A Memorial Hall
(Brooks Gym)
(423) 439-8582
Nate Olson
304 Memorial Hall
(Books Gym)
(423) 439-7476

Director, Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies: Jane MacMorran, Ph.D.
217 Nicks Hall
(423) 439-7992

The Scottish and Irish Traditional Music Studies minor 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 Scottish and Irish music and/or its connections to Appalachia. A student wishing to pursue a minor in Scottish and Irish Traditional Music Studies 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 outline

Scottish and Irish Traditional Music Studies Minor: 21 credits

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

Minor Requirement

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