Friday, 5 September 2014

EBMA board re-appoints Angelika Torrie to Chairperson of EBMA's board of directors

Angelika Torrie
At yesterday's board meeting (via Skype), the EBMA's board accepted Rienk Janssen’s resignation from the position of Chairman at the end of his twelve-month term and unanimously approved Angelika’s appointment to Chairman for a period of two years from this date.

The prospect of several board members stepping down or having less time available to devote to the EBMA meant that a lot of thinking needed to be done. The announcement of the European Bluegrass Music Association receiving the honour of an IBMA Distiguished Achievement Award gave Angelika renewed motivation and, as her personal situation has become more settled, she made this a conscious decision to step back into the leadership position for EBMA.

Angelika will work hard on maintaining and extending networks and strategic cooperations to strengthen the European bluegrass scene once again and bring ends back together. However, success will heavily depend on new forces joining the team. If you are willing to dedicate about one hour per week to help EBMA promote and establish bluegrass music, please send a message to Angelika and let her know how you might help.
European Bluegrass Music Association
EBMA: Working together to support Bluegrass Music across borders.