TTU VMC

The Vernacular Music Center at Texas Tech University

Research, teaching and advocacy in the world's oral-tradition and popular musics

The mission of the VMC is to provide a center for in-depth and comparative research, study, teaching and advocacy on behalf of the world's vernacular musics—their construction, history and role in defining cultural life in human communities—in all cultures and historical periods.

 

Mission

Dancing with Mr Darcy: A Jane Austen Evening with the TTU Vernacular Music Center

 

Dancing with Mr Darcy

We offer courses, workshops, concerts, and other sponsorship, and serve as liaison between the School of Music and a range of outside entities.  

Activities

A message from Dr Christopher Smith, director of the VMC  

Greetings

A video message  from current VMC MUBA students  

Greetings

The VMC offers diverse courses in the world's musics.  

Courses

The VMC sponsors the Bachelor of Arts in Traditional Music: a 4-year undergraduate degree in traditional and vernacular musics.  

MUBA

The VMC Scholarship in Traditional Music  

Scholarship

TTU Vernacular Music Center spring calendar  

Calendar

The Celtic Christmas, the Spring Dance Fest, and more  

Annual Events

The VMC partners throughout the community, region, and continent.  

Partners

The VMC co-sponsors public radio and educational broadcasting.  

Public Radio

Images from the VMC.  

Gallery

The VMC on video  

Video

Friends of the VMC  

Links

Get in touch with the VMC   Contact

Dr Christopher J. Smith (Director) - School of Music MS2033
Texas Tech University - Lubbock, TX 79409
(o) 806 742 2270 x249 - christopher.smith@ttu.edu - http://ttuvmc.org