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About Lee Bidgood


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

Curriculum Vitae


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

2017 - Present Web- and Social Media Coordinator, Southeast and Caribbean Chapter of the Society for Ethnomusicology
2017 - 2017 Chair, Program Committee, Local Arrangements Committee: Bluegrass Symposium
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Honors and Awards

  • 2016 - Third Place (novice) Grandfather Mountain Highland Games Scottish Fiddle Competition, Linville, NC
  • 2016 - Second Place, Mandolin. Fiddlers' Convention, Laurel Bloomery, TN


  • Ethnomusicology in Appalachia
  • Bluegrass and America's Music
  • Survey of Contemporary Bluegrass
  • Bluegrass History I-II


20032011 Ph.D, Critical and Comparative Studies in Music, University of Virginia
19972001 B.A., Music, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Contact Information

Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music
304 Memorial Hall
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 (5)

Non-Academic Writing (3)

Conference Presentations (18)