NAMM Announces President’s Innovation Award for College Students

NAMMfeatThe NAMM Foundation is accepting applications for its 2014 President’s Innovation Award to support undergraduate and graduate students pursuing careers in the music products industry.

The cash award supports qualified college students’ travel to attend NAMM’s annual global music products trade show in Anaheim, Calif., Jan. 23-26, 2014. At the show, awardees will be invited to participate in a special collegiate program offering information, mentoring and the opportunity to network with industry laureates and professionals.

Awardees will have the opportunity to visit the more than 1,400 exhibits during the four-day event, representing the product offerings available from the industry’s top-tier global music product manufacturers. They are also encouraged to attend the “Generation Next” program at the NAMM Show, which offers college students seminars, networking and career-ready learning experiences.

"NAMM’s Innovation Award helps students glean the experience to kick off a successful career path in the music-products industry,"” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO of NAMM. “"The networking opportunities available to students at the NAMM Show and the experience of seeing the music industry in action are unparalleled. We hope this award encourages bright, young minds to become part of a vibrant and exciting industry, fostering its future growth and continuity".

To apply for a 2014 President’s Innovation Award, interested parties should visit www.nammfoundation.org or e-mail [email protected]. Submission Deadline: Sept. 30, 2013. Awards will be announced on November 1, 2013.