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Appalachian Teaching Project

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Frostburg State University

Valuing Regional Traditions: Program Development at Mountain City Traditional Arts

Mountain City Traditional Arts (MCTA) is dedicated to the education, sales, documentation and perpetuation of traditional arts in the Appalachian region.  In 2011, students will build on the efforts of former ATP classes; specifically, students will work in teams to book artists from the Appalachian region and develop programs geared toward specific folklore genres.  Each genre will be represented by a performance or narrative stage program for a total of six to eight events held on a weekly schedule beginning in October and ending in November.  Participating artists will have the opportunity to sell their products. Students will be responsible for producing these programs and eventsincluding planning, production, advertising and documentation. Ultimately, participants believe that this will translate into increased sales for artists and move the city of Frostburg closer to its goal of building per capita income through its investment in marketing its Arts & Entertainment District.


Final Report

Click here to view the Frostburg State University News Release on Students Presenting at the Appalachian Teaching Project Conference.



Contact Information:

Kara Rogers Thomas, Ph.D.
101 Braddock Rd.
Frostburg, MD 21532-1099
Attn: Sociology/Guild Center
Fax: 301-687-4581


Previous Conference Participation:  2010     2009

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