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Experience Bluegrass


Bluegrass for the Next Generation Program


At SUNY Plattsburgh there are plenty of ways to get involved with bluegrass.

You can borrow an instrument from our Music Department, participate in a jam session, attend a coffeehouse performance, enroll in a bluegrass history course, take lessons in bluegrass instruments and/or singing, listen to bluegrass music shows on WARP campus radio, and borrow CDs from Feinberg Library’s extensive bluegrass collection. You can also join the Cardinal Pickers, SUNY Plattsburgh’s own student bluegrass band.

Discover Music That’s New to You


Learning something new is always interesting and surprising. Bluegrass is an unexpected pleasure. It’s a homegrown blend of American history and toe-tapping music. MUS119: Introduction to Bluegrass Music is a General Education ARTS course that focuses on the history, instruments, performers, preeminent bands, musical structure and songs of this indigenous American musical form. Applied lessons in bluegrass instruments and singing are available as listed in our Course Master Schedule.

Listen, Join In & Get Together


Photo of a student playing bluegrassEnjoy the Music with People Like You

Join the Bluegrass Club at SUNY Plattsburgh! Whether you like to listen, sing, play an instrument or get up and dance, bluegrass brings everyone together for a memorable time.

Bluegrass for the Next Generation (BGNG) was launched back in the summer of 2011 with a generous donation from an anonymous donor. BGNG’s mission is to encourage a lifelong interest in acoustic music, in general, and bluegrass music specifically.

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