Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship endowed

Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship endowed

The IBMA Foundation is pleased to announce the permanent endowment of the Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship, funded by a $50,000 gift from Rick and Wendy Lang of New Hampshire. Rick Lang is a GRAMMY-nominated writer who serves as the chair of the IBMA Songwriter...
New Year letter from Nancy Cardwell

New Year letter from Nancy Cardwell

Although 2021 turned out to be a bit more like 2020 than we had hoped, a healthy dose of optimism and forward movement mixed in with the challenges. The bluegrass community, a scrappy and creative bunch of folks, found new ways to gather, perform, teach and share...
Donor spotlight: Akira Otsuka

Donor spotlight: Akira Otsuka

Our January IBMA Foundation donor spotlight is on Akira Otsuka, a multi-faceted bluegrass professional who grew up in Japan and now resides in Maryland. Q. How did you get involved with music, and what is your current role in the industry?  A. When my older brother,...