East Tennessee State University invites students to examine the rich and varied musical heritage of Scotland and Ireland through a range of coursework and performance opportunities.
ETSU offers new minor in Scottish & Irish Traditional Music:
We are excited to announce new coursework and a minor in Scottish and Irish traditional music! The new classes offer unique, hands-on experiences for students to learn the music of their choice, while immersing themselves in the culture that surrounds the music.
New coursework includes:
• APST 4310 Scottish & Irish Traditional Music
• APST 2320 Gaelic Language & Culture
• APST/BLUE 4327/5327 Ballads of Appalachia & the British Isles
• APST 4567/5567 Scottish & Irish Folklife
• APST 2460 Intro to Scottish & Irish Studies
In addition to the summer Study Abroad in Scotland and Ireland, individual instruction, band classes, and Scottish/Irish studies courses that have long been at the heart of the ETSU program, new classes are also being offered in fieldwork, archives and music collections, audio production, traditional dance, and more.
ETSU has long been at the forefront of traditional music in higher education, and is now positioned to offer students a wide-ranging and flexible degree program. The new courses are also part of the forthcoming major concentration in Scottish and Irish traditional music (Fall 2021). Scottish Fiddler and Asst. Professor Jane MacMorran, who directs the Scottish and Irish Studies program, explains “the new courses give students an opportunity to study Scottish and Irish Music in a cultural context, developing a deeper understanding of the music they love.”
For more information contact Jane MacMorran email@example.com