Friday, January 06, 2006

Berklee embraces bluegrass

Although roots music stars such as Gillian Welch have studied at the renowned Berklee College of Music in Boston, they've previously had to learn traditional music styles on their own, since the school's curriculum has focused primarily on jazz and modern classical styles. Starting next semester, students can get credit for playing in a bluegrass ensemble and even major in banjo or mandolin performance. The Boston Globe has a full report.

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