IBMA welcomes the new Leadership Bluegrass class of 2017.
(See class list)
Leadership Bluegrass Alumni Spring Retreat 2017 is coming up April 24-26 (Monday-Wednesday) in Black Mountain, NC. Find out more here.
About Leadership Bluegrass
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.
IBMA and Leadership Bluegrass gratefully acknowledge our Platinum Sponsors BMI, Bluegrass Heritage Foundation, Williams Mullen and Wintergrass/Acoustic Sound.