Professor: Kevin Kehrberg
Applied music lessons offer students with prior experience in Appalachian music the opportunity to advance their musical technique through weekly individual lessons. Lessons are available on the following instruments: fiddle (old-time or bluegrass), banjo (old-time or bluegrass), mandolin, acoustic guitar, and bass. In addition to technique, students will learn relevant music theory, develop the ability to play expressively, and gain a better understanding and awareness of the musical traditions, history, and culture of the southern Appalachian region. Repertoire appropriate to each student's ability will be selected from the traditional Appalachian old-time or bluegrass canon, and students will perform in a juried recital at the end of the semester.
Triad: Partially satisfies Artistic Expression.
Prerequisites: Prior experience on an Appalachian instrument and permission of instructor.