Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant report

Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant report

From Bayla Davis, age 14, recipient of a 2022 Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians:   I loved the  camp! I really enjoyed Kristin Scott Benson’s class because she taught me a whole lot about the three-finger style. I could only play...
Project grant reports from N Carolina and Tennessee

Project grant reports from N Carolina and Tennessee

From Joni Ray, executive director of the Ashe County Arts Council, the recipient of a 2022 IBMA Foundation project grant: The 2022 Ola Belle Songwriters Retreat was held April 8 – 10, 2022 at the Ashe Civic Center and Ashe Arts Center in West Jefferson, NC....
Bluegrass college bands to showcase Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Bluegrass college bands to showcase Sept. 30 – Oct. 1

Be sure to join us Friday and Saturday, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at the Youth Stage in downtown Raleigh, North Carolina, for the IBMA Foundation’s annual Bluegrass College Band Showcase. We are honored to spotlight emerging bluegrass talent from a diverse group of colleges...

A World of Bluegrass message from Nancy Cardwell

It’s September. In my part of the world, the weather begins to be tolerable again and I start whistling fiddle tunes and Christmas carols. For the worldwide bluegrass community, this month brings World of Bluegrass (link to worldofbluegrass.org) week, hosted Sept. 27...