Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Leadership Bluegrass 2009

The IBMA is pleased to announce the graduating class of Leadership Bluegrass 2009, pictured here at BMI in Nashville on 12 March (photo by Priscilla Warnock).
Row 1: Larry Cordle;
Row 2 (L-R): Brandi Hart, Becky Johnson, Hannah Johnson, Joe Weed, Pete Wernick, Tom Mueller, Leah Ross, Barry Mazor, Sammy Shelor;
Row 3: Gary Jolicoeur, Jim Van Cleve, John Abrams, Janet McGarry, Karl Kersey, Tom Thorpe, David Crow, Penni McDaniel, Lee Michael Demsey, Ronnie Reno;
Row 4: Alan Tompkins, Dwight Worden, Tommy Sivert, C. Roger Moss, Danny Clark, David Preston.

Leadership Bluegrass, now in its tenth year with more than 225 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 2009 was hosted 10-12 March at BMI in Nashville, TN, and was facilitated again by Fred Bartenstein, a noted bluegrass historian and professional meeting facilitator.

Update 20 March: Hannah Johnson, of the Toy Hearts (UK), the only LBG 2009 member from outside North America, is quoted at length in the Bluegrass Blog, ending with: 'I would highly recommend the course to anyone!'