THE FOUNDATION

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music makes it possible for individuals and organizations to support the future of bluegrass music through charitable donations and planned giving.

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Our Patrons

We're so grateful for the support of Our Patrons.

 

 

GRANT APPLICATIONS

The application deadline for the grant cycle every year is December 1. 

Click Here for info on the 2017 grant applications.

The Work of the Foundation

The Foundation for Bluegrass Music is proud to have donated to these worthwhile programs:

Grant Spotlight for November:

Walker Creek Music Camp

Major Grant Winners:

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

Mini Grants (Bluegrass performances for kids)

Click Here to See 2016 Grant Recipients

Bluegrass Lesson Plans

BLUEGRASS IN THE SCHOOLS


Below you will find award-winning lesson plans you may use to incorporate bluegrass music into your classroom or home school.  They have been organized by content categories and grade levels in order to easily identify a lesson plan that fits your needs.


Discover Bluegrass DVD

The following lesson plans have been developed to go along with IBMA’s educational DVD – Discover Bluegrass: Exploring American Roots Music.

Age level: grades 3-8

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Early Elementary, K-grade 2

Froggie’s Wedding with “Frog & Friends” – Subject: Music

Steady Beat & Fiddle Tunes  – Subject: Music

Crawdad Hole with the “Crawdad” Actors – Subject: Music


Upper Elementary, grades 3-5

The Fox & The Hound Dog – Subject: Music, English/Language Arts, Technology

Even 3rd, 4th and 5th Graders Can Play Guitars – Subject: Music

The Instruments & Sounds of Bluegrass – Subjects: Citizenship, Language Arts, Mathematics

Bluegrass Vocal Harmony and the “High Lonesome Sound” – Subject: Music


Middle School, grades 6-8

Perspectives on a Legend: Exploring & Analyzing John Henry, Man and Music   – Subject: Language Arts

Beyond Jam Sessions: Hosting a Bluegrass Festival Subjects: Music, Social Studies, Science, Math, Technology

Bluegrass Band On The Road – Subject: Math

Star Quest – Subjects:  Language Arts, Technology

Bluegrass and Break-ups – Subject: Language Arts

Jed’s Tennessee Journey    (Tennessee Land Form) – Subjects: Social Studies

Do You Hear What I Hear – Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Language Arts, Technology

“I Am A Man of Constant Sorrow” : Bios of Bluegrass – Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

“The Good Times Are Past And Gone” : The History of Bluegrass – Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

Where in the World are Gibson & Martin G’Tar? : Bluegrass Around the World – Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Social Studies, Language Arts, Technology

“Be Good To My Little Baby Girl” : Taking Care of our Bluegrass Instruments – Subjects: Music, Visual Arts, Language Arts, Speech,Theater, Technology

Immigration in the Mid-19th Century – Subject: Social Studies


High School, grades 9-12

Bluegrass Murder Ballads: Comparisons & Compositions – Subjects: English, American History, Voice & Instrument, Criminal Justice

Bluegrass Topics for the National History Day Contest – Subjects: Social Studies/Language Arts

Brothers, Sisters & The Lyrics of Bluegrass – Subject: Language Arts

Informative Speech – Subjects: Language Arts, Public Speaking

John Steinbeck’s Use of Music in The Grapes of Wrath – Subjects: Language Arts

UTunes Your History as a Song – Subject: Social Studies