The Bluegrass ensemble is designed for students to study, learn, and perform music and artists within the bluegrass idiom. Throughout this course students not only play the music but learn and apply the characteristics of bluegrass-rooted music to their own compositions, arrangements, and performances. Students study classic artists such as: the Foggy Mountain Boys, Bill Monroe, Earl Scruggs, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Doc Watson, and many more. This course emphasizes hearing and expressing musical ideas with stylistic integrity, as well as melodic, harmonic, and rhythmic accuracy.
Written approval of course instructor
All B.M. and P.D. students
Fall, Spring, Summer