MU 398: Advanced Topics: On the Road: American Bluegrass
|Block A||1 CC unit (4 semester hours)||Reed, Keith|
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 Undergrads||Visiting Undergrads|
|Program Fee (in addition to tuition)||$1,750||$1,750|