IBMA Announces 2012 Leadership Bluegrass Graduates

The International Bluegrass Music Association's 13th Leadership Bluegrass class at Bone McAllester Norton on March 10, 2012. L-R: (Row 1) Ronnie Norton, Denise Hitchcock, Sharon White, Jamie Katz, Sonya Cotton, Jimmy Bowen, Laurie Dashper, Casey Campbell. (Row 2) Russell Johnson, Martha Stracener Dantzic, Kimberly Williams, Rick Lang, Jennifer Strickland, Lisa Jacobi, Denise Jarvinen; (Row 3) Bob Altschuler, Gene Skinner, Claire Lynch, Daniel Routh, Tony Watt, Ross Pomerenk. (Row 4) Gerald Jones, Michael McLain, Chris Teskey, Chris Oliver. Photo: Stephanie Taylor

The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the 2012 graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass.

Leadership Bluegrass, now in its 13th year with more than 300 alumni, is a three-day program that examines the challenges and opportunities facing the music. Related leadership issues and networking experiences are also available.

This year, Leadership Bluegrass was facilitated by Trisha Tubbs and hosted at Nashville’s BMI and Bone McAllester Norton PLLC, March 8-10. Individuals selected to participate in the program represent a cross section of the global industry. For information on the next Leadership Bluegrass class, contact Nancy Cardwell.

Leadership Bluegrass Class of 2012:

Bob Altschuler; Dyer Switch Band, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, Educator
Jimmy Bowen; Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe
Casey Campbell; Belmont University student/Musician
Sonya Robles Cotton; The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association
Martha Stracener Dantzic; Quicksilver Productions
Laurie Dashper; Music City Roots, Bluegrass Underground
Denise Hitchcock; BlueHighways TV
Lisa Jacobi; Steel String Session, Lisa Affordable Websites
Denise Jarvinen; Boston Bluegrass Union, Traditional Music Foundation
Russell Johnson; Grass Cats, Red Sock Publishing, The Comfort Zone Recording Studio, New Time Records
Gerald Jones; AcousticMusicCamp.com
Jamie Katz; PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc
Rick Lang; Haley Anna Music, BMI
Claire Lynch; The Claire Lynch Band
Michael McLain; Belmont University
Ronnie Norton; Lonesome Highway
Chris Oliver; Infinity Luthiers
Ross Pomerenk; Acoustic Sound/ Wintergrass
Daniel Routh; Nu-Blu, Red Squared Audio
Gene Skinner; Great Stuff Radio Network
Jennifer Strickland; Jenny Lynn Publishing, Rural Rhythm Records
Chris Teskey; WAMU’s Bluegrass Country
Tony Watt; TheBluegrassUniversity.com, Boston Bluegrass Union
Sharon White; The Whites
Kimberly Williams; East Public Relations, The Expedition Show

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