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IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp Announce IBMA Member Scholarship

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IBMA & Blue Ridge Banjo Camp ScholarshipThe IBMA is proud to partner with the Blue Ridge Banjo Camp in offering a full scholarship to a lucky IBMA member for this first-ever banjo camp. This scholarship, valued at $1100, will cover cover tuition, lodging and meals at the idyllic Brevard Music Center in North Carolina. Students will have a chance to study with Béla, Tony Trischka, Kristin Scott Benson, Mike Munford and Steve Cooley. The instructional focus will be on the three distinct styles of three-finger banjo playing: Scruggs, melodic, and single string. Designed with intermediate and advanced students in mind, this camp will feature three days and four nights of diverse banjo instruction as well as a a finale concert held in the beautiful Whittington-Pfohl Auditorium.

When we say this is a rare opportunity, we are not exaggerating. World-class banjoist Béla Fleck has never before taught at a banjo camp. Yet this August at Blue Ridge Banjo Camp, in addition to teaching, he is hand-picking the teachers and hand-crafting the course work. He is tailoring it, he says, "to students who are just as excited about the banjo as we are, and that are banjo nerds to the core!"

How do you apply for a scholarship? First, you apply to the camp. Blue Ridge Banjo Camp is taking a new approach: they are looking for intermediate and advanced players, and they ask all potential students to submit an audition video. (There's no fee for submitting.) Béla will then select this year's camp students, and design the curriculum taking into account their styles and levels of ability. All students selected for the camp will be sent instructions on how to apply for this full scholarship. (There is no fee for the scholarship application.) You must be an IBMA member in good standing to be considered for this scholarship.

Learn more about Blue Ridge Banjo Camp here.
Learn about applying here.

Blue Ridge Banjo Camp
Brevard Music Center
North Carolina
August 15-19, 2018.

Submit your audition video for Blue Ridge Banjo Camp and apply. All IBMA members selected will be invited to apply for this scholarship.

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