Munde, Alan 2012-06-13

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This interview features banjo player Alan Munde. Munde discusses teaching at South Plains College as part of their bluegrass program and working with various students during his time at the college. Munde also talks about teaching methods more specifically and the work environment at South Plains.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Alan Munde

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: June 13, 2012

Location: Wimberley, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 03:08:21


Beginning at South Plains 7 00:04:27 Reading about West Texas 9 00:09:42 Teaching at South Plains 15 00:23:08 Teaching methods 19 00:32:46 The culture at South Plains 28 00:56:46 Perception of program at South Plains 31 01:06:29 Changes in managerial style at South Plains 35 01:16:05 Camp Bluegrass 39 01:28:19 Types of students 45 01:45:57 Success stories 49 01:55:09 Being a professional musician and teaching 52 02:02:58 Retirement 57 02:17:23 Uniqueness of South Plains program 58 02:22:11 Levelland culture 63 02:36:49 Munde’s book and West Texas music 66 02:47:05

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found on dspace, see below


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