MSu Old Time String BandFriday, Feb. 8th
The Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at Morehead State University is widely regarded as the
natural home for traditional music in higher education. With a strong history of education in the field of
traditional music, Morehead State University offered the world’s first minor in traditional music in the
year 2000 and as of 2013, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Traditional Music. This degree is the first offered
in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the first to have the approval of The National Association of
Schools of Music.
All MSU Traditional Music Ensembles are comprised of students enrolled in band class so members vary
from semester to semester. 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 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 region.