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Kentucky Center for Traditional Music
185 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351
Phone: 606-783-9001
Fax: 606-783-9108
Email: kctm@moreheadstate.edu 

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Kentucky Center for Traditional Music

185 East First Street
Morehead, KY 40351


Phone: 606-783-9001
Fax: 606-783-9108
Email: kctm@moreheadstate.edu

Staff

Raymond W. McLain

 

Director
r.mclain@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-5365
Office Hours: By appointment only

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Raymond McLain, noted performer, composer and educator is the Director of the Traditional Music Center at Morehead State University. He started his professional music career in 1969, when his family began their weekly television series in Hazard, Ky. A highly respected multi instrumentalist and an exciting onstage performer, he is among the most well traveled musicians in his field, having performed in 63 different countries at venues including Carnegie Hall, The Grand Ole Opry. Finlandia Hall, The Carter Fold and The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. He continues to tour and record with Canadian harmonica virtuoso, Mike Stevens.
 
Jesse R. Wells

 

Assistant Director Archivist/Instructor
je.wells@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-2497

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Jesse is host of "Pickin' Parlor" on Morehead State Public Radio (www.msuradio.com) on the air from 2 to 4 p.m. each Sunday. He performs regularly with the Clack Mountain String Band and Kentucky Wild Horse. Wells has also performed with Don Rigsby & Midnight Call and the Dirk Powell Band. He has been invited to teach workshops at the Festival of American Fiddle tunes, Port Townsend, WA; Appalshop, Whitesburg, KY; and the Old Town School of Folk Music's Old-time Festival, Chicago IL. He serves annually as a staff member of the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School, Cowan, KY.
 
Nathan Kiser

 

Operations Manager
ndkiser@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9366
Office Hours: 10a.m.- 5p.m.

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Nathan Kiser has performed traditional music representing the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music at venues including The Carter Family Fold and a celebration of Dr. Ralph Stanley’s 85th birthday in Abingdon, VA. His list of professional activities includes performances on radio and television. Nathan is a graduate of Morehead State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Communication.
 
Leo Blair

 

Lecturer
h.blair@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: By appointment only
 
Clay Hess

 

Lecturer
c.hess@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: Tuesday-Thursday by appointment

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Clay Hess is a Grammy award winner who first burst upon the national bluegrass music scene as the red-hot-flat-picking guitarist with Ricky Skaggs and Kentucky Thunder, with whom he toured for three years. With his awesome speed and tasty sense of syncopation, Hess has established himself as one of the top flat-pickers in the business. He lends his talents and experience to the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music as an instructor of traditional stringed instruments.  
 
Stephanie Jeter

 

Lecturer
s.jeter@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: By appointment only

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Dr. Stephanie Jeter has been playing and performing classical music since she was a young child in East Tennessee, however became drawn to old-time music while enrolled in the East Tennessee State University Bluegrass, Old-Time, and Country Music Studies program.  She has her doctoral degree in physical therapy and has a special interest in performing arts medicine.  As a musician, she has traveled with the ETSU Old-Time Pride Band to the Czech Republic performing traditional Appalachian string band music, as well as performed regionally in East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia at venues such as The Carter Fold, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, and both nationally and locally on television and radio shows.  She teaches autoharp and introductory ensemble at Morehead State University and performs regularly with her old-time band The Empty Bottle String Band.
 
L. Scott Miller

 

Lecturer
ls.miller@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday by appointment

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
L. Scott Miller is a Multi-instrumentalist who has performed on stages as prestigious as the Grand Ole Opry and the Nashville Symphony Orchestra. As a sideman he has worked with country recording artist such as Terri Clark and Craig Morgan. As an instrumental recording artist he has appeared on and produced a number of recordings.  A receiver of numerous awards for his work, his arrangement of "Greensleeves" is featured on the National Geographic recording, "Christmas Around the World." Miller is a frequent contributor to fiddler Magazine and presently is transcribing a collection of fiddle tunes from the Ohio River Valley. Not only does he lend his talents to teaching Traditional Music History, Traditional Theory, and individual instruction on a variety of instruments, he also teaches and directs "The Appalachian School of Music" in Ashland, Kentucky. 
 
Ruth Smith

 

Lecturer
r.smith@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday by appointment only

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Coming from a musical upbringing, Ruth has spent her life playing Traditional Music. Playing stages such as The Grand Ole Opry and Carnegie Hall, Ruth has also performed in all 50 states in America and 62 countries spanning Algeria to Zambia.
 
Sarah Wood

 

Adjunct Instructor
sewood@moreheadstate.edu
Phone: 606-783-9001
Office Hours: By appointment only

 

 

Bio

 
 

 
Sarah Wood’s professional activities have included performances and appearances on radio and television for the general public and workshops, lecture/demonstrations and school assemblies for school children grades K-12. She has developed and performed traditional music, dance and storytelling at regional venues and internationally in Northern Ireland with artists such as Carla Gover Barnett and faculty from MSU’s Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.
 

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