Berea College Appalachian Music Fellowships 2009

Berea College Appalachian Music Fellowships 2009

The purpose of the Berea College Appalachian Music Fellowship Program is to encourage the use of Berea’s non-commercial traditional music collections by graduate students, faculty, public school teachers, performers, and other scholars. Awards are made for a period of one to three months in support of research projects that will contribute to the preservation or promotion of these musical resources.

The fellowships must be taken up between October 2008 and August 2009. Fellows are expected to be in residence during the term of the fellowship and are encouraged to participate in campus and community activities. Stipend: $3000/month.

Deadline for proposals: September 1, 2008 for October through December 2008.
December 1 for January through August 2009.

There is no application form. Applicants are asked to submit a proposal that addresses (1) their interest in Appalachian music, (2) description of the project specifying which Berea collections will be made use of, (3) anticipated research outcomes (e.g., print publications, audio / video documentaries, tune transcriptions, lesson plans, public performances, web based resources), (4) the length of time needed for the project (one month minimum, three months maximum), and
(5) preferred dates of residence. Also required are three letters of recommendation from colleagues familiar with applicant’s work. For graduate degree candidates, the recommendations must include those of the professor directing the applicant’s research and the department chair. Applicants are responsible for contacting all persons providing recommendations.

For information about Berea’s Sound Archives and other traditional music collections, see
Proposals or inquires should be sent to

Harry Rice
Special Collections & Archives
Berea College
Berea, KY 40404

For additional information:
Berea's Appalachian Music Fellowship Web Page:
Proposals or inquiries:

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