Country Music Program in Nashville

Join Professor Amy McGlothlin in Nashville, Tennessee for an enlightening educational adventure.
Aerial view of Nashville

MUSC 3250: Country Music

3 credits

This course explores the country music genre, including its major performers, songwriters, songs and impact on culture from the early times on the radio to the beginning of the twenty-first century.

Program cost: $1,750*
Includes: airfare, accommodations, most meals, on-the-ground transportation, on-site support, orientation.
Does not include personal expenses. 

*Price and dates are subject to change

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You'll evaluate country music's content and contemporary cultural role through course readings, concert reviews, discussions and listening assignments.

You'll describe and analyze the varieties of music that fall under the umbrella term of "country music"; you will identify and evaluate the contributions of influential musicians and people involved in country music; and understand how country music has contributed to American culture.

Spring break 2024 would include a program in Nashville, Tennessee, which is considered to be the center for country music production. Students would experience the Country Music Hall of Fame Museum, The Grand Ole Opry, a recording studio excursion, and the Andrew Jackson hermitage.

Sample Itinerary (subject to change)

March 10

Fly from Boston to Nashville (Approx. 2.5-3.5 hours) 
Participants will be met by a chartered bus and transported to their hotel 
Check-in at hotel with a little time to settle in
Welcome dinner with program orientation

March 11

Half day city walking tour to Music Row, Music City Center, Music City Walk of Fame, Bluebird CafĂ©, etc.
Ryman Auditorium and Recording Studio Tour

March 12

Unstructured Free Day
Optional: National Museum of African American Music, Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum Visit (Historic RCA Studio B Tour)

March 13

The Parthenon and Centennial Park Visit
Optional Grand Ole Opry Backstage Tour
Grand Ole Opry Live Performance

March 14

Fly back to Boston from Nashville (Approx. 2.5-3.5 hours) 
Participants will be met by a chartered bus and transported to the airport

Questions? Get in touch!

Contact the instructor and program advisor, Amy McGlothlin at or 978.665.3513