Jane MacMorran

Dr. Jane MacMorran directs the Appalachian, Scottish, and Irish Studies Program in the Department of Appalachian Studies at East Tennessee State University in Johnson City, TN. She teaches Scottish/Irish studies courses and leads the summer study abroad course in Scotland and Ireland. Jane also teaches music theory, individual instruction in Scottish fiddling, and directs Celtic band classes in the world-renown Bluegrass, Old time, Celtic, and Country Music studies program.
An accomplished player of many musical styles, Jane is a popular teacher at workshops across the United States, including the Swannanoa Gathering and the Jink & Diddle School of Scottish Fiddling. She is a former United States National Scottish Fiddling Champion and has performed extensively in the U.S. and Scotland. She holds a B.M. in Violin Performance, a Master of Arts in Liberal Studies, and earned her PhD at the University of the Highlands and Islands/University of Aberdeen in Scotland. In the classical world, Jane studied Suzuki pedagogy with Shinichi Suzuki in Japan and served as concertmaster of Symphony of the Mountains for two decades, where she was frequently featured as soloist.