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IBMA Foundation 2021-2022 Year End Report
We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. Over 440 donors shared in our work, with contributions totaling $329,811. In a season of continued uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other challenges, we are more grateful than ever for the bluegrass music community and for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.
The Durango Bluegrass Meltdown Bluegrass in the Schools Story
By Carol Calkin and JJ Hirt Since 1997 the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown has sent national, regional, and local bluegrass artists into local K-12 schools to perform and give a presentation on traditional bluegrass music and instruments. The objective of our music...
Carl Pagter remembered
By Michael Hall, reprinted with permission from the Northern California Bluegrass Society Carl Pagter, the co-founder of the California Bluegrass Association known as “Member No. 1,” an old-time banjo player and attorney, died January 3. He was 89 years old....
Grant reports from Alaska and California
Dancing with the Spirit by Belle Mickelson Our project connects Alaskan youth and elders through school music camps as a way to bring joy, happiness and hope to villages; encourage healthy living; and prevent suicide, alcoholism and drug abuse. We teach guitar,...
Call for bluegrass college scholarship applications: June 30
The IBMA Foundation now offers five different college scholarships. Students interested in applying for the fall 2023 semester are invited to fill out an application at this link and email it to info@bluegrassfoundation or mail it to 1183...
Arnold Shultz Fund grants announced
The IBMA Foundation has awarded a total of $18,550 in Arnold Shultz Fund project grants to programs and individuals in Alaska, Arizona, California, India, Kentucky, Kenya, Louisiana, Virginia and Texas. The Arnold Shultz Fund was established in 2020 by the IBMA...
A message from Nancy Cardwell – March 2023
Spring is just around the corner, and it’s the time of year for those who plant gardens to start leafing through seed catalogs. For those who play bluegrass instruments (or would like to), it’s time to check out the list of bluegrass camps and workshops available this...
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