Leadership Bluegrass 2010

Leadership Bluegrass 2009Just a reminder that applications for Leadership Bluegrass 2010 are due this week. Completed applications must be received by Friday, November 13, and forms can be found on the IBMA web site.

This 3 day program (March 9-11) brings together people from a wide swath of the bluegrass world for a unique, guided, networking and educational experience.

As they describe it officially…

The purpose of the Leadership Bluegrass program is to pull together a cross section of people with exhibited or potential leadership qualities into a network of learning and communication. The results will foster a broad-based understanding of the total needs of the bluegrass community, which will help participants better prepare to determine the goals of the particular organization, company or group in which they choose to serve.

Leadership Bluegrass seeks to explore bluegrass music and its place in the larger world of entertainment through:

  • A systematic study of the business of bluegrass, its institutions and organizations, their needs, problems and resources
  • Exposure to a wide variety of current music leaders and notable persons
  • Encouraging independent thinking, fresh perspectives and approaches. It is not intended to “indoctrinate” or pass on the current leaders’ views and ideas.
  • Acquaintance with relevant issues facing bluegrass, their history and future possibilities
  • Involvement of all related facets of the music industry which impact bluegrass
  • High quality interactive sessions for the participants.

The fee for Leadership Bluegrass is $300 for IBMA members and $370 for non-members. Candidates are selected competitively, so acceptance is not guaranteed.

Find all the pertinent details online.

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John had served as primary author and editor for The Bluegrass Blog from its launch in 2006 until being folded into Bluegrass Today in September of 2011. He continues in that capacity here, managing a strong team of columnists and correspondents.