LAFAYETTE — Acadiana musicians will be teaching two new undergraduate courses in traditional music this fall at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, a news release says.
David Greely, founding fiddler of the Mamou Playboys, will teach a fiddle class for non-majors and Kristi Guillory of the band Bon Soir Catin will teach button accordion for non-majors.
Both classes will focus on Cajun and Creole tunes and for those with little or no previous experience.
The classes are made possible through the community support of the Dr. Tommy Comeaux Endowed Chair in Traditional Music, said Mark DeWitt, who holds the chair.
Class dates and times are:
• Fiddle for non-majors I (MUS 327, 3 credit hours).
The class will meet from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
• Button Accordion for non-majors (MUS 329, 3 credit hours). The class will meet from 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Deadline to register is Aug. 22. First class meetings will be Aug. 23.
These courses are available for registration for both degree-seeking and non-degree students.
Also this semester, Wilson Savoy of the Pine Leaf Boys and the Savoy Family Band will return to lead the Traditional Music Ensemble class (AMUS 160, 1 credit hour).
Enrollment in the ensemble class requires an audition during the week of Aug. 22-26.
DeWitt said two more traditional music classes – an intermediate fiddle class and a songwriting class — will be added in the spring.
For more information, contact DeWitt by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (337) 482-1020, or visit “Traditional Music at UL Lafayette” on Facebook.
Non-degree students may direct enrollment questions to University College at (337) 482-6729 or at email@example.com.