2024 String Band Summit

The String Band Summit gathers musicians, teachers, students, and scholars engaged in string band music to explore traditions, histories, practices, instruments, and pedagogy, seeking to foster collaboration and understanding both within and among different musical cultures. After two successful years at East Tennessee State University, the third annual SBS will take place at Middle Tennessee State University in Murfreesboro, Tennessee April 4–7, 2024. The event will be hosted by MTSU’s Center for Popular Music in cooperation with MTSU Center for Chinese Music and Culture, combining the resources of these two world-class music research centers with the musical riches of the Nashville region and far beyond.

The SBS brings together people who perform, teach, and study global string band musics from a variety of genre fields, and from different walks of life.  The organizers seek to support professional, intellectual, and artistic development, deepen connections among institutions where string band musics are taught and studied, and foster collaboration and understanding between researchers and string band artists, allowing participants to interact and collaborate with their peers who work in different places, traditions, and disciplines.

The wondow for submissions has now closed. Please stay tuned for announcements about the event schedule, registration, and other important information. If you have any questions, please contact Greg Reish (greish@mtsu.edu).

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Murfreesboro, TN 37132
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