Center for Popular Music director visits ‘MTSU On ...

Center for Popular Music director visits ‘MTSU On the Record’ [+VIDEO]

Modern preservation of vintage music was the topic of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program.

Dr. Greg Reish

Dr. Greg Reish

Center for Popular Music logoHost Gina Logue’s interview with Dr. Greg Reish, director of the Center for Popular Music, first aired Sept. 15 on WMOT-FM  (89.5 and ). You can listen to their conversation here.

Reish, who took over as center director July 1, was most recently associate professor of music history at Roosevelt University in Chicago. He is writing a book about American vernacular guitar styles from the mid-19th century through bluegrass and country music of the 1940s.

In addition, Reish is a professor of musicology in the MTSU School of Music and an accomplished singer and instrumentalist on guitar, banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dulcimer and ukulele.

“I would like to see much more public performance programs, workshops, conferences that aren’t necessarily traditional academic conferences but that are more fan-friendly and student-friendly and that have more music-making involved in them,” Reish said of his future priorities.

To listen to previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about “MTSU On the Record,” contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.

A video segment of the interview may be seen above.