From the Program Director
ETSU has been the leading institution for bluegrass, old-time, and country music in higher education since 1982. It is our purpose to honor the ways that these styles of music have been handed down for generations, while also encouraging innovation and exploration of related and newly emerging musical styles. Whether your goal is to work toward a professional musical career, develop your skills as a researcher, or simply take some lessons to get better at your instrument, ETSU is a place where you can do all of this and much more.
Let me invite you to browse our website and learn more about our course offerings and scholarships. Be sure to check out our calendar of upcoming performances and events, and feel free to contact us if you would like more information about our program.
Thanks for visiting!
August 24TH / Band Placement Auditions / ETSU *on campus locaton TBA* / Johnson City, TN / 12PM
SEPTEMBER 9TH / Earl Scruggs Music Festival / Tyron, NC
OCTOBER 25TH / Dollywood / Pigeon Forge, TN
NOVEMBER 17TH / Withlacoochee Bluegrass Festival / Withlacoochee, FL
DECEMBER 2ND / Honeymoon Island Bluegrass Festival / Dunedin, FL