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Sounds of Our Heritage

In addition to the study of performance skills, band leadership skills, music business, traditional music history, theory and recording arts in a classroom setting, students have real world stage experience.

Those enrolled in traditional music band classes and the faculty have represented our cultural heritage at concerts, workshops, lecture/demonstrations, and presentations at theaters, festivals, conventions, school auditoriums and other venues, regionally, nationally and internationally. Students enrolled at the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music have graced stages from New York City to as far away as Jamaica, Ireland and China.

This outreach informs students and the general public about Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Folk and the music of Appalachia and ensures its preservation, continued development, assures appreciation as a true American art form, and gives students “hands on” experience working in the professional arena.