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2023 CTBA Bluegrass Scholarships

13 Feb 2023 7:13 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Bluegrass will survive and thrive only if talented young musicians carry it forward into the future. To this end, the Central Texas Bluegrass Association has established the Willa Beach-Porter CTBA Scholarship Fund, which provides scholarship awards to students who have demonstrated a serious interest in studying music.

This scholarship is named in honor of Willa Beach-Porter, a long-time supporter of bluegrass music and of the Central Texas Bluegrass Association. Willa was a wonderful fiddler and a great person. She will be missed by all who were lucky enough to know her. The CTBA gratefully acknowledges very generous contributions from Willa's father, Renfroe Ross Beach, and other family members in support of this scholarship program.

This program provides scholarship plus room and board to bluegrass-related music camps for any Texas resident aged 12-18. If you or someone you know is interested in applying for a scholarship, head on over to and apply today!

The CTBA also offers several more specific scholarship opportunities:


The CTBA and ArtistWorks are offering a number of online scholarships. Each online scholarship recipient will receive a one-year ArtistWorks membership to the study track of their choice from the 30+ courses offered through ArtistWorks. ArtistWorks scholarships are available to any Texas resident aged 12 years or older (no age limit).


And the CTBA has partnered withCamp Bluegrass to send one aspiring bluegrass student from Central Texas to Camp Bluegrass 2023 in Levelland, TX, to be heldJuly 16th-21st. This scholarship is available to any Texas resident aged 12 years or older(no age limit). If you or some bluegrass musician you know is interested in any of these opportunities, head on over to and apply today!

The Central Texas Bluegrass Association, incorporated in 1978 as a Texas non-profit tax-exempt corporation, invites all bluegrass friends, fans, and pickers to become active members.

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