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IBMA Foundation 2020-2021 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.

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A message from Nancy Cardwell

We have announced that Kenyon Young of Las Vegas is the lucky winner of the Huber banjo prize in the Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle, and all of us on the team working to promote this annual fundraiser feel like we’ve run a marathon! We crossed the finish line...

Kenyon Young wins 2nd Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle

Kenyon Young wins 2nd Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle

Kenyon Young wins 2nd Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle Congratulations to Kenyon (David) Young, the winner of the VRB-3 Truetone Huber Banjo in the second Strings for Dreams Bluegrass Raffle, an annual fundraiser for the IBMA Foundation! At press time, the banjo...

Call for bluegrass college band showcase

Call for bluegrass college band showcase

The IBMA Foundation is pleased to announce the return of the live Bluegrass College Band Showcase on Friday and Saturday evenings, September 30 and October 1. The showcases will be presented at the Youth Stage located at 420 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, North...

June 30 deadline for Rosenberg Scholar Award

June 30 deadline for Rosenberg Scholar Award

The deadline to be considered for the 2022 Neil Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholarship Award from the IBMA Foundation is June 30. The award annually recognizes the best bluegrass-related paper accepted by a juried academic conference during the previous year. Developing...

Scholarship Report from Jessie Lang

Scholarship Report from Jessie Lang

We recently received the following report from guitarist/songwriter Jessie Lang, a student at Belmont University who was awarded the Rick Lang Music Songwriter Scholarship in 2021. (Jessie is not related to the scholarship donors.) “I am so grateful to the IBMA...

Mini-grant recipient report from Connecticut

Check out the video above for a message from Danbury, CT-based bluegrass educator and musician Austin Scelzo. The video visits the series of Bluegrass in the Schools programs his band is implementing in Connecticut high schools (Austin is the mandolin player/fiddler...

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