GRANT RECIPIENTS FOR 2016
FOUNDATION FOR BLUEGRASS MUSIC ANNOUNCES 2016 GRANT RECIPIENTS
NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE (October 1, 2016) — The Foundation for Bluegrass Music announced the four programs that will receive funding grants from the Foundation in 2016:
Songwriting is taught in group classes meeting twice a month in an underfunded group of counties of coastal NC. Louisa Branscomb in the mentor teacher channeling the diverse young songwriters incorporating a bluegrass style to write lyrics and music and move it through performance, record productions and pitching it to artists.
Walker Creek Music Camp is attended by over 200 aspiring bluegrass and old time musicians mostly 40 years old and older twice a year. This grant will be used to give scholarships to children and young people that wouldn’t otherwise be able to afford the camp. Walker Creek Music Camp/ Northern California Bluegrass Society.
POSAM teaches young people to play Bluegrass with acoustic instruments in the traditional way, by ear. The grant will extend the after school program to a five day summer day camp for 8- 14 yr olds. The program currently serving 300 students in 13 after school and home school settings operates in three counties in SC. Preserving our Southern Appalachian Music, Inc. (POSAM)
Students 8-18 yrs old will participate in weekend class lessons followed by a practice jam session for 12 weeks. The program teaches the students in the Muncie IN area to sing and play on bluegrass instruments and then play it in the community. Burris Laboratory School.
The Foundation for Bluegrass Music
Nashville, TN 37216 USA