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2007 Lecture: Bill ...
www.ethnomusicology.org, 4 June 2014 [cached]
2007 Lecture: Bill Ivey
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The Society for Ethnomusicology is pleased to welcome Bill Ivey as the 2007 Seeger Lecture at the annual meeting in Columbus, Ohio. Bill Ivey is the Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, an arts policy research center with offices in Nashville, Tennessee, and Washington, DC, and is President of the American Folklore Society for 2006 and 2007. He also serves as Senior Consultant to Leadership Music, a music industry professional development program, and chairs the board of the National Recording Preservation Foundation, a federally chartered foundation affiliated with the Library of Congress. He is currently board chairman of WPLN, Nashville Public Radio, and is completing a book about the public interest and America's cultural system. From May, 1998 through September, 2001, Ivey served as the seventh Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal cultural agency. Following years of controversy and significant budget cuts, Ivey's leadership is credited with restoring Congressional confidence in the work of the NEA. Ivey's Challenge America Initiative, launched in 1999, has to date garnered more than $19 million in new Congressional appropriations for the Arts Endowment. Prior to government service, Ivey was director of the Country Music Foundation in Nashville, Tennessee. He was twice elected board chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Ivey holds degrees in folklore, history, and ethnomusicology, as well as honorary doctorates from the University of Michigan, Michigan Technological University, Wayne State University, and Indiana University. He is a four-time Grammy Award nominee (Best Album Notes category), and is the author of numerous articles on US cultural policy and folk and popular music. His newest book, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect Have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights will be published by the University of California Press in 2008.
Leadership Music News
www.leadershipmusic.org [cached]
Bill Ivey, member of the Leadership Music Founding Council and Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, said, "I've had the opportunity to work closely with Kira on dozens of Leadership Music projects and program days.
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*Bill Ivey, Director, Curb Center for Art, Enterprise and Public Policy, Vanderbilt University
Off The Record- Bill ...
leadershipmusic.org, 11 Nov 2013 [cached]
Off The Record- Bill Ivey
Leadership Music is very pleased to welcome Bill Ivey, an LM Founding Council member, for an Off the Record career retrospective Wednesday, March 6th at Sambuca in the Gulch at noon. The cost of lunch is $20 for alums and $25 for guests. Bill will be interviewed by journalist, fellow author, and LM alum Craig Havighurst.
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Bill is also celebrating the release of his third book, Handmaking America: A Back-to-Basics Pathway to a Revitalized American Democracy, which will be available at the event.
Bill Ivey is one of the foremost authorities on music and music history as well as one of the most respected visionaries and voices on popular culture in the world, and among the first Nashville music executives to gain recognition on the national stage. As the first full-time director of the Country Music Hall of Fame, he was one of the architects of Nashville becoming Music City. He is the only individual elected chairman/president of NARAS twice (1981-83; 1989-91), and is the only guitar player to appear on a track featuring both Willie Nelson and Hank Williams, Sr. (that's right, Hank, Senior!). He has promised to tell the whole truth as he remembers it.
Bill Ivey, the first full-time director of the Country Music Foundation and Country Music Hall of Fame (1971-1997) is a musicologist, folklorist, writer, teacher, and experienced nonprofit executive. He currently serves as director of the Vanderbilt University US-China Center for Education and Culture, and is a principal in Global Cultural Strategies, a policy consortium. He was founding director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University and is senior consultant to the University's Office of International Relations. He served as chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts in the Clinton-Gore administration, and in that capacity is credited with both increasing the agency's budget and restoring good relations between the NEA and Capitol Hill. He is a trustee of the Center for American Progress, and was a Team Leader in the Barack Obama presidential transition. He is the author of two books on public policy, Arts, Inc.: How Greed and Neglect have Destroyed Our Cultural Rights (California: 2008), and is co-editor (with Steven J. Tepper) of Engaging Art: The Next Great Transformation of America's Cultural Life (Rutledge: 2008). Founding editor of the Journal of Country Music, Bill has been writer, producer or executive producer for several country music television programs. He is a past national president of the Recording Academy and past national chairman of the NARAS board of trustees. He is past president of the American Folklore Society, and today serves as China Liaison for that group. Bill was the program facilitator for Leadership Music for a number of years and is still one of the most popular presenters for the program.
BCOME 2007
www.bcome.org, 11 Nov 2010 [cached]
Bill Ivey
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Bill Ivey Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, Former Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts under President Clinton
Bill Ivey is the Director of the Curb Center for Art, Enterprise, and Public Policy at Vanderbilt University, an innovative arts policy research center with offices in Nashville, Tennessee and Washington, DC. He also directs the Center's Washington-based program for senior government career staff, the Arts Industries Policy Forum. Since 2002, Ivey has been Vanderbilt's Harvie Branscomb Distinguished Visiting Scholar (an endowed faculty position). He serves as Senior Consultant to Leadership Music, a music industry professional development program, and is currently President of the American Folklore Society. Ivey chairs the board of the National Recording Preservation Foundation, a federally-chartered foundation affiliated with the Library of Congress, and is a member of the Intangible Heritage Preservation Committee of the Council on Library and Information Resources. Ivey is a trustee of the Center for American Progress, a Washington, DC, "think tank. His book about the public interest and America's cultural system will be published by the University of California Press in the fall of 2007. From May, 1998 through September, 2001, Ivey served in the Clinton-Gore Administration as the seventh Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts.
The Oram Group – Consultants to Philanthropic Organizations
www.oramgroup.com, 1 Jan 1998 [cached]
The selection of William Ivey, executive director of the Country Music Foundation, to head the National Endowment for the Arts is a shrewd-even inspired-move by President Clinton.
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But Mr. Ivey, an ethnomusicologist by trade, is hardly a good ol' Southern boy. Born in Detroit and educated at the University of Michigan and Indiana University, he taught for a time at Brooklyn College and has served as chairman of the N.E.A.'s folk-arts panel. Mr. Ivey, it appears, is more an academic than a Bubba.
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Mr. Ivey may do better than most of his predecessors. For one thing, he clearly understands the N.E.A., and he is an expert in a popular art form generally overlooked by scholars.
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Those who question Mr. Ivey's commitment to the classical and fine arts, however, are stuck with a subtle problem: To object too strenuously to his appointment is to risk the charge of elitism. And the nomination of a folklorist with 26 years of talkin' Southern at the Country Music Foundation also sticks it to Congress.
President Clinton's appointment reminds effete Easterners, myself included, that the political gravity of America has shifted southward and westward. Country music is demographically correct, and only at his or her peril will even the most recalcitrant member of Congress appear to oppose a man whose full-time job has been to legitimize country music as a uniquely American art form.
One can hope that Mr. Ivey's journey to confirmation will go smoothly. But the fight to preserve the endowment will go on, and his selection as chairman could mean that the battle to gut the agency will have to be waged more adroitly by its opponents. In the past, the us-and-them scenario-the good, plain folks in Congress versus Eastern snobbism-made for good press in the hinterlands. This nomination undercuts that mindset.
A minority in Congress is still very much determined to eliminate the N.E.A. , and the prospects for its survival remain uncertain. The selection of William Ivey may stave off the worst for a time.
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