Traditional Music Minor

The minor in traditional music studies provides for the study of traditional music as related to the creative cultural interaction in Appalachia that has produced a wealth of distinctive styles of music. As it relates to The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University, "traditional" music includes bluegrass, old time, country, ballad singing, blues, Celtic, western swing and many other related forms. The music with which we are most involved stems from, or is influenced by the music that is identified with our southern Appalachian mountain regions.

Traditional Music Studies Minor Requirements

Students must audition to be admitted to this minor. Traditional Music Theory classes (MUST 103, MUST 120, MUST 355 and MUST 445) must be taken in sequence.

Private Applied

Choose eight hours from the following:

MUSP 238(A-V)    Private Applied - Traditional Instruments    8
Subtotal:    8


Choose four hours from the following:

MUSM 183    Introduction Traditional Music Ensemble    1
MUSM 383    Traditional Music Ensemble    1
Subtotal:    4



Choose nine hours from the following:

MUST 103    Practical Theory for Traditional Music    2
MUST 120    Aural Skills    2
MUST 355    Traditional Vocal Harmony    2
MUST 445    Chart Writing and Application    3
MUSH 338    Traditional Music History I    3
MUSH 339    Traditional Music History II    3
MUSH 340    Traditional Music History III    3
Subtotal:    9

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