Scholarships Available for Transatlantic Bluegrass School
Transatlantic Bluegrass School is pleased to announce that we have established a scholarship program, which will offer free tuition to younger bluegrass musicians who might otherwise not be able to participate. Spaces will be available in each of the classes being held May 7-11, 2008 in the coastal village of Newport in Pembrokeshire, Wales (United Kingdom).
The school features world-class tutors including Bobby Hicks (fiddle), Kenny Smith (flatpick guitar), Amanda Smith (vocals), Emory Lester (mandolin), Ross Nickerson (5-string banjo) and Mike Bub (string bass). This scholarship program has been developed in an effort to encourage the development and appreciation of bluegrass music in musicians between 16-25 years of age.
The Transatlantic Bluegrass School was established by US and UK musicians to promote traditional and contemporary bluegrass music generally and to enable musicians within the EU to study with the very finest musicians from the US. Bluegrass music will only thrive if we continue to encourage and support young bluegrass musicians with a serious interest in playing and performing. We are delighted to be able to use this scholarship program to extend access to those dedicated individuals who will become our next generation of fine bluegrass musicians.
The full terms and conditions, together with an application form, are available at www.transatlanticbluegrass.com
Thank you for helping us reach young bluegrass musicians with this opportunity. We wish to be as inclusive as possible.
Transatlantic Bluegrass School