Folk and Bluegrass Studies

The UNC School of Music is thrilled to announce the creation of the Folk and Bluegrass Studies program. Set to begin in Fall 2017, the program welcomes musicians who play bluegrass fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, and bass, and is available to students pursuing any of the school’s existing undergraduate degree programs in Liberal Arts, Performance, Music Education, Music Business, Jazz Studies, or Composition.

Folk and Bluegrass instrumentalists who have completed an undergraduate degree may also enroll in a one-year Graduate Performance Certificate.

Applications for the Folk and Bluegrass Studies program are being accepted now. Auditions for admission into the program will take place in February 2017.

Faculty & Staff

Martin Gilmore

Guitar, Folk and Bluegrass
Instructor of Music

Natalie Padilla

Fiddle, Folk and Bluegrass
Instructor of Music

Jordan Ramsey

Mandolin, Folk and Bluegrass
Instructor of Music

Dusty Rider

Banjo, Folk and Bluegrass
Instructor of Music

Eric Thorin

Bass, Folk and Bluegrass
Instructor of Music