IBMA Awards Over $11,000 In Grants For 2018

The IBMA Foundation has awarded $11,600 in grants to nine recipients that help support bluegrass music-related educational, literary, artistic and historic preservation activities, including the Nashville School of Traditional Country Music. The Foundation grant will help the school cover the costs for lessons and instrument rental for eight students, for one semester.

“We’re proud to announce the largest amount of annual grants in the history of the Foundation, to the highest number of annual recipients,” said IBMA Foundation board chair, Peter D’Addario. “Our recent merger with the International Bluegrass Music Association has been very positive, and we’re very grateful for the support from our donors this year.”

Foundation Grant Recipients for 2018:

  • Black Swamp Arts Council, Tri State Youth Bluegrass Initiative (Archbold, Ohio)
  • Bluegrass Ambassadors with the Hanna Miners, Silver Sound Foundation (Carbon County, Wyoming)
  • Coda Mountain Academy Summer Music Festival (Fayetteville, West Virginia)
  • Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (Fairbanks, Alaska)
  • Grey Fox Educational Fund, Grey Fox Bluegrass Academy for Kids (Oak Hill, New York)
  • Makers Guild of Maine, Vacationland Bluegrass Camp (Searsport, Maine)
  • Nashville School of Traditional Country Music (Nashville, Tennessee)
  • San Diego Folk Heritage, Julian Family Fiddle Camp (San Diego, California)
  • The Crooked Road: Virginia’s Heritage Music Trail, Professional Development Seminar for Musicians (Abingdon, Virginia)



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