Ian Hallagan is the Programs & Grants Coordinator. Ian received his MA in Performance Studies from Texas A&M University in 2016, and his BA in Folklore & Ethnomusicology from Indiana University in 2014. He has previously worked with musical ensembles of undergraduate college students that perform genres from big band jazz to math rock, metal, and everything in between. Ian has also worked as an assistant archivist for the Archives of African American Music and Culture, and reviewer for the organization’s website, Black Grooves. Since 2016 he has led the Apprenticeship in the Folk & Traditional Arts Program, conducting ethnographic fieldwork with participants, publishing articles and documenting the varied traditions in Texas, and promoting the program throughout the state.