Belmont University announced today that the International Entertainment Buyers Association (IEBA) is funding new scholarship opportunities for students in the Mike Curb College of Entertainment and Music Business. In addition to the Harry A. “Hap” Peebles/IEBA Scholarship Endowment established in 1998, IEBA has established three new endowed scholarships at Belmont: The J.P. Williams/IEBA Scholarship Endowment, The Don Romeo/IEBA Scholarship Endowment and the George Moffett/IEBA Scholarship Endowment. Collectively totaling more than $200,000, the IEBA scholarships will provide much needed financial support to Curb College students. Picture l-r in the photo are Clyde Rolston (CEMB), Tiffany Davis (IEBA), Barry Jeffrey (IEBA), Gil Cunningham (IEBA) and Harry Chapman (Development).
“IEBA is proud to support the next generation of music industry leaders while paying homage to those that have shaped live entertainment into the force that it is today,” said Tiffany Davis, executive director, IEBA. “We are so happy to partner with Belmont University through the Harry A. Peebles, Don Romeo, J.P. Williams and George Moffett Scholarships. Our goal is to nurture students to become thriving members of the entertainment community, and Belmont is a perfect partner.”
In addition to generous financial contributions, IEBA executives Barry Jeffrey of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment and Gil Cunningham of Neste Event Marketing recently shared their expertise on talent buying with Curb College students at a recent “Insider’s View” seminar.
Dr. Wesley Bulla, dean of the College of Entertainment and Music Business, expressed Belmont’s gratitude for the support, “We appreciate IEBA investing in the lives of the aspiring entertainment professionals at Belmont University and are grateful for our ongoing partnership.”
IEBA provides networking, showcasing and educational opportunities to strengthen relationships, foster growth and increase revenue for the live entertainment industry. IEBA is known for showcasing the best and brightest talent in all genres of music and all fields of entertainment—exposing buyers to the freshest acts for the buying season. IEBA is an intimate organization that makes a huge impact. IEBA pays tribute to the trailblazers of entertainment at the annual IEBA Honors ceremony. We salute those that have shaped where we are and those that continue to reinvent the entertainment industry. Past honorees have included: Loggins and Messina, ZZ Top, Ronnie Milsap, Patti Page, Loretta Lynn, Lou Rawls, Brenda Lee, Cheap Trick, Alice Cooper, Wayne Newton, Barbara Mandrell, Styx, Porter Wagoner, LeAnn Rimes and numerous others. http://www.ieba.org/