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MU 398: Advanced Topics: On the Road: American Bluegrass

Block A1 CC unit (4 semester hours)Reed, Keith

19228374_267687840363992_2274611016354496512_n(1)Course Description:
This course delves into the role of touring and live performance on the history and development of the American bluegrass tradition. This course will compliment our advanced American Folk Music performance/history course (co-taught by Keith Reed and Ryan Banagale).

A small ensemble of students (6) will travel to Nashville, tour the Tyman Auditorium, Grand Ole Opry, Country Music Hall of Fame, Gruhn's Guitars, and Carter Vintage instruments. Along the way they will see and experience the music scene on the famous strip and jam with professional musicians. Students will also attend long weekends at Bill Monroe's bluegrass festival and Cherokee music festival in North Carolina. Day strops will include Asheville, North Carolina and the Carter Fold. The conclusion of the course will be in the studio to cut a number of songs and instrumentals that they students have been working on during this course/tour. 

Class Time: 9am – 12pm

Course Limit: 6

Prerequisite: MU 169, COI

Meets the Critical Perspectives: None

CC UndergradsVisiting Undergrads
Program Fee (in addition to tuition) $1,750 $1,750