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As you earn the Bachelor of Arts in Traditional Music Studies, you will learn about traditional music forms and culture from a historical and contemporary perspective.

You will study Bluegrass, Old Time, Country, Western Swing, Blues, Ballad Singing, Celtic, Gospel and more while receiving hands-on experience through performance opportunities, outreach events with experienced faculty members, and interaction with musical artists and professionals in the industry.
Many of your classes will take place in the beautiful building that houses the Kentucky Center for Traditional Music where you'll have access the Traditional Music Archives and the Traditional Music Recording Studio where you will take courses in the recording arts.

Program Requirements

For a complete list of program requirements and additional course information, visit the undergraduate catalog.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from this program are prepared to work as performers, musicians and music educators, as well as in the music industry in recording studios, production and sound engineering.