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About Lee Bidgood


Present Associate Professor, East Tennessee State University Appalachian Studies, College of Arts and Sciences

Curriculum Vitae


2018 - 2019 Between Globalism and Nationalism: Czech Bluegrassers' Stories of Localization
Charles University
Fulbright Scholar Award
2017 - 2017 Consort Collective Course
East Tennessee State University
Presidential Grant-in-Aid
2014 - 2015 Preparing for PBS Broadcast of the ETSU Documentary film Banjo Romantika
East Tennessee State University
RDC Major Grant
Role: Principal Investigator
2012 - 2013 Czech Bluegrass: Sounds and Stories from Home and Abroad
East Tennessee State University
RDC Major Grant
Role: Co-Investigator
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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, Appalachian Studies Association
Present Member, Classical Mandolin Society of America
Present Member, International Bluegrass Music Association
Present Member, Society for Ethnomusicology
Present Web- and Social Media Coordinator, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology
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Honors and Awards

  • 2005 - First Place, Albemarle County Fair Fiddle Contest
  • 2006 - Third Place, Albemarle County Fair Fiddle Contest
  • 2008 - First Prize (Bluegrass Fiddle and Mandolin) Hoppin' John Fiddlers' Convention
  • 2016 - Third Place (Novice) Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Scottish Fiddle Competition
  • 2016 - Second Place, Mandolin. Fiddlers' Convention
  • 2017-2018 - East Tennessee State University College of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Teaching Award
  • 2018 - ETSU College of Arts and Sciences Teaching Award (Spring)


  • Bluegrass Seminar I (Bluegrass and America's Music)
  • APST 5337/5337 - Appalachia in Scotland
  • BLUE 4xx7/5xx7 - Band Performance Abroad
  • APST 5670 - Ethnomusicology and Appalachia
  • APST 5950 - Research and Methods in Appalachian Studies
  • BLUE 3140 - Bluegrass History II
  • BLUE 3130 - Bluegrass History I
  • BLUE 4130 - Survey of Contemporary Bluegrass


2003 - 2011 Ph.D, Critical and Comparative Studies in Music, University of Virginia
1997 - 2001 B.A., Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Information

PO Box 70435
Johnson City, TN 37614

Office: 304C Brooks Gym
Phone: 423-439-8584 


Recent Works (1)

Books and Media (2)

Peer-Reviewed Articles (4)

Other Academic Writing (8)

Non-Academic Writing (4)

Conference Presentations (20)