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IBMA Foundation 2019-2020 Year End Report

We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. Over 400 donors shared in our work, with contributions totaling more than $70,000. In a season of uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic and other national 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 by supporting the IBMA Foundation.

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Bluegrass education news

Bluegrass education news

Please stay tuned to ibma.org and bluegrassfoundation.org for details to be announced this summer about IBMA’s World of Bluegrass events in Raleigh, NC, September 28 – October 2, which we expect to be a combination of in-person and virtual events in 2021. IBMA...

A project grant report from Wintergrass

A project grant report from Wintergrass

We recently received the following letter (excerpted below) from Wendy Tyner, the Director of Philanthropy/Publicity for the Wintergrass Bluegrass Festival, which received a $2,500 grant for youth educational activities in 2021. “Thanks to the IBMA Foundation’s...

Spotlight on college scholarship recipient Jessie Lang

Spotlight on college scholarship recipient Jessie Lang

We recently received the following email (excerpted below) from Jessie Lang, a first-year student at Belmont University. The IBMA Foundation awarded Lang a college scholarship in 2020. “The IBMA Foundation's Sally Ann Forrester scholarship helped me start college at...

Deadline for Rosenberg Scholar Award is June 30

Deadline for Rosenberg Scholar Award is June 30

The Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award annually recognizes the best bluegrass-related paper accepted by a juried academic conference during the year. Developing academic scholars eligible for this award are defined as graduate students in MA or PhD programs and recent...

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