**Note: for the 2018-19 school year, Lee is on sabbatical from ETSU, and is a Fulbright Scholar in the Czech Republic, continuing his research on Czech bluegrass, and teaching at the Faculty of Humanities of Charles University in Prague.  Please contact Dr. Ron Roach (roachr@etsu.edu) with any questions about ETSU graduate programs in Appalachian Studies, or Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies.

Graduate Student Mentoring

Lee with Kris Truelsen, one of the first graduates from the ETSU APST MA program - in his 2015 thesis (linked) Kris developed his idea of "non-secular song" by focusing on "The Great Speckled Bird."

Lee with Kris Truelsen, one of the first graduates from the ETSU APST MA program - in his 2015 thesis (linked) Kris developed his idea of "non-secular song" by focusing on "The Great Speckled Bird."

Lee coordinates the graduate programs in Appalachian Studies at ETSU - contact him at bidgood@etsu.edu with questions!

Lee coordinates the graduate programs in Appalachian Studies at ETSU - contact him at bidgood@etsu.edu with questions!

Online Projects with content from ETSU students

https://appalachiansoundposts.wordpress.com/

Online exhibit providing documentation and interpretation of soundscapes in Appalachia, and those from elsewhere that refer to the region - founded by graduate students in Lee's APST 5670 "Ethnomusicology and Appalachia" course at ETSU.

 We're eager to add more "soundposts" - /contact me if you are interested in being a part of this project!

(Image from mrgriffter, CC BY-SA 4.0)

(Image from mrgriffter, CC BY-SA 4.0)

Joe Morrell, local music entrepreneur with his Grand Guitar museum visible from I-81 near Bristol, TN/VA. Click on the image to see a student's exhibit based on this landmark.

Joe Morrell, local music entrepreneur with his Grand Guitar museum visible from I-81 near Bristol, TN/VA. Click on the image to see a student's exhibit based on this landmark.

Students' reports on Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country music-making today, from BLUE 4130, "Survey of Contemporary BLUE":

https://surveycb.wordpress.com/

https://surveycbfall2014.wordpress.com/

 https://surveycb2015.wordpress.com/

https://surveycb2016.wordpress.com/

 https://surveycb2017.wordpress.com/

 

 

Click on this image to access student Jimmy Fitch's research on "Ameripolitan" innovator Dale Watson from BLUE 4130

Click on this image to access student Jimmy Fitch's research on "Ameripolitan" innovator Dale Watson from BLUE 4130

Teaching in the Community

Lee teaching about work, music, and railroads at the 2014 Riddlefest event in Burnsville, NC.

Lee teaching about work, music, and railroads at the 2014 Riddlefest event in Burnsville, NC.