Saturday, December 19, 2009

Music center director named

By The Daily Independent, Ashland, Ky.

Dec. 18--MOREHEAD -- Raymond W. McLain, director of the Bluegrass, Old Time and Country Music Program at East Tennessee State University, has been named the director of Morehead State University's Kentucky Center for Traditional Music.
He will assume his new duties Jan. 4.
"We are delighted to have Raymond McLain join the MSU family. He provided significant leadership at East Tennessee State University in the development of its nationally recognized program. Raymond is a topnotch professional musician, teacher and person," said President Wayne D. Andrews. "He will attract many students because of the breadth and depth of his knowledge and experience. Furthermore, given time and resources, Raymond will continue to develop KCTM into a premier center to preserve the heritage of this region's traditional music."
McLain started his professional music career in 1969, when his family began its weekly television series in Hazard.
A highly respected multi-instrumentalist and performer, he has performed in all 50 states and 63 different countries. He has performed at Carnegie Hall and the Grand Ole Opry.


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