• IBMA announces songwriter showcase

    IBMA has announced the names of the ten songwriters invited to showcase during the IBMA Songwriter Showcase, held during their annual World Of Bluegrass trade show, where they can perform their original material for the assembled membership. The Songwriter Showcase will

  • New IBMA board members announced

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has announced the election of several new members to its Board Of Directors, the governing body charged with setting long range goals and priorities for the organization. Election of board members is done by an

  • Bluegrass vacation giveaway from Into The Blue

    Into The Blue, the most widely syndicated bluegrass music radio program in the US, is giving away a vacation getaway package to coincide with the IBMA World Of Bluegrass and International Bluegrass Awards show in Nashville, September 27-30. Winners will receive

  • Bluegrass in the Schools Regional Training

    In a continuing effort to fulfill it"s charter and aid the growth of bluegrass music, the International Bluegrass Music Association has developed an artist training workshop for the Bluegrass in the Schools program. The course includes information about educational tools

  • More on the IBMA Wellness Program

    We'd like to add one more voice to today's discussion about the IBMA Wellness Program, and its being rolled into the Education Committee. Here are a few words from the current Chair of that committee, Jon Weisberger. "Health and wellness issues

  • IBMA Wellness Committee

    As Brance mentioned earlier, our GrassCast podcast this week with David Moultrup discussed his activities with the IBMA Wellness Committee, and their efforts to encourage artists and performers to be aware of the particular mental and physical health issues that

  • More IBMA news

    The online edition of the IBMA newsletter, International Bluegrass, is now available on their web site. The print version of the newsletter is published six times a year, and sent to all members of the IBMA. The May/June issue is

  • IBMA bluegrass lesson plan competition

    The International Bluegrass Music Association has been deeply involved in efforts to bring bluegrass music programs into schools. Their Bluegrass In The Schools programs have been developed collaboratively over many years, and offer musicians and teachers resources they can use

  • Bands sought for Special IBMA Showcases

    Though the primary showcase acts for IBMA's 2006 World Of Bluegrass have been announced, there is yet one more showcase opportunity available. IBMA is currently accepting applications for their Special Showcases, which are label recommended and sponsored appearances. These showcases