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Appalachian Music Fellowship Preserves Music

The 2007 Appalachian Music Fellowship Program will begin again in January. The program offers graduate students, faculty, public school teachers and/or musicians the opportunity to study Appalachian music through research in Berea’s collection of non-commercial traditional music. The program is also intended to preserve Appalachian music and make it accessible to all scholars.

Fellowship stipends are $3,000 per month. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the term of the fellowship, which must be taken up between January and August 2007.

Recent fellows have explored race and gender in Appalachian music, studied fiddle styles and song traditions and created new compositions for larger multimedia projects from Berea’s archived materials.

Proposals for the 2007 program are due on November 1, 2006.

To view the work of the latest fellows or to obtain the proposal guidelines, please visit the Appalachian Music Fellowship’s Web site below. You may also contact Harry Rice, Hutchins Library sound archivist, at (859) 985-3249.

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