The application window for Leadership Bluegrass 2019 is now closed. You will see an online form on this page when the application window is open.

The class meets in Nashville in March. The application process for the Class of 2020 will run from late summer to mid-fall of 2019.

This form, and all supplementary materials, must be submitted by the person interested in being a class participant by October 31. Please fill out the form as completely as possible, attaching additional info as needed or indicated. Applicants must be at least 21 years of age at the time the class is held.

Special Note: The selection process for Leadership Bluegrass is competitive, with more applicants than there are positions available. A key principle of class selection is to include a broad representation of professionals who are viewed as having demonstrated leadership and/or who may exhibit a strong future impact in bluegrass music. Your application or recommendation does not guarantee acceptance into the class. The IBMA guarantees that everyone who applies will be given an equal opportunity.

SUBMIT BY OCTOBER 31, 2019. A participant fee of $300/IBMA Members or $375/non-members (class fee plus IBMA membership) is payable to IBMA after you have been invited to attend. For info on partial scholarships based on financial need or travel expense, call 888-GET-IBMA or 615-256-3222. 

Please note: we recommend not using Safari for your browser when filling out the Leadership Bluegrass application, as the form does not load properly in that browser.

We strongly prefer online applications for the sake of making the submissions process more efficient. If you would prefer to submit a paper application – which will not influence in any way how your submission is evaluated –  you may download and print an application by following this link: Leadership Bluegrass 2019.

If you do not see an editable online form here during the application window, please open this page in another browser.

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