Our goal is to bring young, like-minded musicians together to build relationships that will last a lifetime. IBMA offers a Youth Ambassador membership (FREE). If you will celebrate your 17th birthday in your membership year, or if you are younger than that, you can be an IBMA Youth Ambassador! Please note: Youth Ambassadors are not eligible to vote or to receive discounts for IBMA World of Bluegrass. We will be expanding the benefits for our Youth Ambassadors during 2022 and have exciting plans on the horizon!
Do you know of a promising young musician? Consider gifting a lifetime membership and support their career development for decades to come!
Spotlighting the talents of young bluegrass musicians and singers (4-17 years old) at IBMA World of Bluegrass.LEARN MORE
The IBMA Youth Council curates youth-centered jams, seminars, workshops, performances, and more.Learn More
The IBMA Foundation offers mini grants for schools or other groups organizing educational presentations for students.LEARN MORE
Hosted by the IBMA Foundation and features college and university bluegrass and roots ensembles.LEARN MORE
Founded in 2012, the IBMA Youth Council is comprised of dedicated youth active in the bluegrass community and strives to provide an outlet and direction for an up-and-coming generation of bluegrass and roots musicians and budding industry professionals, including organizing the youth track of events at IBMA World of Bluegrass.
You must be an IBMA member to serve on the Youth Council. If you are interested in serving, contact us below.