Jul 05, 2022
College of Arts and Sciences
Department of Appalachian Studies
Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Program Information
Ron Roach, Ph.D., Chair
304 Memorial Hall (Brooks Gym)
PO Box 70556
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:
Traditional Didactic Courses: 6 Credit Hours
Bluegrass and Country Music Theory: 3 credit hours
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.