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UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
1276 Gilbreath Drive, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614, USA
PO Box 70300, Johnson City, Tennessee 37614-1700, USA
Bachelor of Arts. Four years. Concentrations in performance (classical, contemporary), composition, music history, musical theatre. The Department of Appalachian Studies offers a Bachelor of Arts degree in Bluegrass, Old-time and Country Music Studies and a minor in Scottish and Irish Traditional Music. Bachelor of Music. Four years. Concentrations in performance, music education (with choral and instrumental conducting). Minors in old-time music, Scottish and Irish traditional music (both taken through Department of Appalachian Studies).
The University was founded in 1911 as a teachers’ college. It gained its current name and status in 1963. The music department, an All-Steinway School, is housed in the Mathes Music Building, and is the only four-year institution in the USA with a program in bluegrass and country music, taken through the University's Department of Appalachian Studies. There is an East Tennessee Suzuki Flute Institute offering programs to interested children in the local community. Member of the National Association of Schools of Music.