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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


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

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)