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Bluegrass in the Schools

Updated: Apr 28

Thanks to the Bluegrass Foundation for their generous support of Music Education.

October 6th American Choral Directors Association Clinic

I served as a clinician at Central Connecticut State University teaching harmony singing by ear in 2022

Teaching traditional bluegrass 3 part harmony by ear in College / University

Nov 8, 2022 Rockland County Music Educator's Association

Austin Scelzo presents:

Bluegrass Music Deep Dive "Bluegrass music developed in the 1940s as a distinct genre of American folk music. It draws influences from blues, celtic, jazz, country, and pop styles. The bluegrass band consists of 4-7 players who sing and accompany themselves on the banjo, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass (and sometimes dobro). Learn more about the music, sing some vocal harmony, and learn the basics of bluegrass jamming in this bluegrass music deep dive. Instruments available to try - bring an instrument if you can."

Watch my April 2023 Leadership Bluegrass Presentation on the Topic

Annie Savage, Greg Cahill and members of the 2023 Leadership Bluegrass class will introduce a ready-to-use tool to connect schools and bluegrass music. This tool, a revision of the IBMA Foundation’s Bluegrass Music in the Schools pamphlet, gives every bluegrass clinician and artist an entree into schools and provides a complete resource for any school to plug into their existing music curriculum.

Includes tips on program funding and how to create new revenue streams for touring artists through opening up public schools for assemblies and clinics.

Virtual workshop presenters will include Annie Savage, Greg Cahill, Austin Scelzo and Gieselle Tambe-Ebot.

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