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IBMA Foundation 2022-2023 Year End Report

We’ve had a strong year at the IBMA Foundation. More than 900 supporters shared in our work, with contributions totaling over $100,000.  We distributed more than $90,000 in grants, scholarships, and programs. Since the beginning of the IBMA Foundation (formerly the Foundation for Bluegrass Music) in 2008, over $375,000 has been awarded! We are more grateful than ever for those who choose to help us build a brighter future for bluegrass.

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Upcoming Bluegrass College Band Showcase

Upcoming Bluegrass College Band Showcase

Make plans now to attend the IBMA Foundation’s Bluegrass College Band Showcase, which will take place on the Youth Stage during IBMA’s Bluegrass LIVE Festival Sept. 29-30 in downtown Raleigh, 6-11 p.m. In the next issue of The Cornerstone we will have set times...

Bright grant report from Montana

Bright grant report from Montana

by Alice Gould Thank you for choosing me to be one of the 2023 recipients of the Fletcher Bright Memorial Grant for Young Musicians. I used the grant for tuition at Montana Fiddle Camp, and boy oh boy, it was an excellent year!  I met some of my musical heroes...

Scholarships to be announced August 1

Stay tuned! IBMA Foundation-hosted college scholarship and Rosenberg Bluegrass Scholar Award recipients will be announced in the August 1 issue of this publication, as well as on our website at RETURN to the July 2023 issue of The...

Recent board and officer election

Recent board and officer election

The IBMA Foundation Board of Directors is pleased to announce the addition of one new and four returning members for a three-year term beginning July 1, 2023: Laurie Greenberg, Michael Hall, Arthur Hancock IV, Peter Salovey, and Wendy Tyner. Our slate of officers will...

A message from Nancy Cardwell – July 2023

A message from Nancy Cardwell – July 2023

It’s time for Independence Day, the Ferris wheel top of summer heat, and the height of the bluegrass festival season. July 1 is the beginning of a new fiscal year for the IBMA Foundation, and this issue will introduce a new board member, look forward to World of...

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