IBMA Announces Leadership Bluegrass Class 2012

The International Bluegrass Music Association is pleased to announce the following participants in the 2012 class of Leadership Bluegrass: 

  • Bob Altschuler; Musician/Music Instructor/Writer, Dyer Switch Band, Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, New York State Retirement System; Albany, N.Y. 
  • Jimmy Bowen; Jimmy Bowen & Santa Fe; Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Casey Campbell; Belmont University student/Musician; Kingston Springs, Tenn.
  • H.R. Cook; Weaver of Words Music Group; Tazewell, Va.
  • Sonya Robles Cotton; The Louisville Bluegrass Music Association, Bluegrass Anonymous; Louisville, Ky.
  • Martha Stracener Dantzic; Quicksilver Productions; Washington, D.C.
  • Laurie Dashper; Music City Roots, Bluegrass Underground; Murfreesboro, Tenn.
  • Denise Hitchcock; BlueHighways TV; Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Lisa Jacobi; Steel String Session, Lisa Affordable Websites; Copperhill, Tenn.
  • Denise Jarvinen; Boston Bluegrass Union, Traditional Music Foundation; Brookline, Mass.
  • Russell Johnson; Grass Cats, Red Sock Publishing, The Comfort Zone Recording Studio, New Time Records; Four Oaks, N.C.
  • Gerald Jones;; Garland, Texas
  • Jamie Katz; PineCone, The Piedmont Council of Traditional Music, Inc.; Raleigh, N.C.
  • Rick Lang; Haley Anna Music, BMI; Kingston, N.H.
  • Claire Lynch; The Claire Lynch Band; Hermitage, Tenn.
  • Michael McLain; Belmont University; Cane Ridge, Tenn.
  • Ronnie Norton; Lonesome Highway; Dublin, Ireland
  • Chris Oliver; Infinity Luthiers; Springfield, Ill.
  • Ross Pomerenk; Acoustic Sound/ Wintergrass; Lopez Island, Wash.
  • Daniel Routh; Nu-Blu, Top 66 International Bluegrass Airplay Chart; Red Squared Audio; Siler City, N.C.
  • Gene Skinner; Great Stuff Radio Network; Springfield, Mo./li>
  • Jennifer Strickland; Rural Rhythm Records, Jenny Lynn Publishing; Antioch, Tenn.
  • Chris Teskey; WAMU’s Bluegrass Country; Washington, D.C.
  • Tony Watt;, Boston Bluegrass Union; Cambridge, Mass.
  • Sharon White; The Whites; Hendersonville, Tenn.
  • Kimberly Williams; East Public Relations, The Expedition Show; Sparta, Tenn.

Leadership Bluegrass, now in its 13th year with more than 300 alumni, is an intensive three-day program of advanced level, interactive learning experiences that invites participants to examine the challenges and opportunities facing our music, along with related leadership issues.

Leadership Bluegrass will be hosted this year at BMI and Bone McAllester Norton, PLLC in Nashville, Thursday – Saturday, March 8-10 and will be facilitated by Trisha Tubbs. Our Platinum Sponsors this year include BMI; The Bluegrass Heritage Foundation; Bone McAllester Norton LLC; and Wintergrass Music Festival (Acoustic Sound). Please contact the IBMA office for information on future Leadership Bluegrass programs: (615) 256-3222,

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