Located in the heart of the Bluegrass State, where so much bluegrass, old time and country music history has its roots, The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music preserves, teaches, helps develop and celebrates our rich mountain heritage. KCTM provides a nationally accredited, quality education in traditional music styles including Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Ballad Singing, Blues, Celtic, Western Swing and more. The music in which KCTM is most involved stems from, or is influenced by, music identified with the southern Appalachian mountain region.
KCTM houses MSU’s traditional music program
, traditional music archives
and the Sounds of Our Heritage outreach program