—The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) invites college students majoring in music business or music education to attend the “NAMM Generation Next” program at the 2013 NAMM Show, an industry-only music product trade show.
Nearly 1,100 music business majors from around the country converged at the 2012 NAMM Show, for valuable one-on-one time with the industry they hope to work in. Generation Next students attended a variety of classes in The NAMM Foundation Learning Lounge. Three hundred students received the certificate of completion by attending all recommended classes, including the popular session “How to Get a Job in the Industry.”
This year’s highlights include:
• Morning motivational sessions featuring Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser of Attitude Concepts, Inc. and others
• Educational programs which provide real-world advice to students
• Volunteer opportunities for hands on experience that is great for resume building
• Admission to all Music Education Days professional development sessions that offer a behind-the-scenes look at the most effective and relevant approaches to teaching music today and the innovative products that make playing music fun
“These college students may be future leaders of this industry and the next generation of NAMM Members,” said Joe Lamond, NAMM president and CEO. “An educated, innovative and passionate pipeline of new folks coming into the industry is critical to the health of our membership. This program benefits our manufacturer and retail members alike.”
College and post-graduate students studying music business or music education are encouraged to attend as guests of the NAMM Foundation. Registration fees are waived for qualified university- and college-level students through January, 3, 2013. Attendees will be responsible for their travel expenses to the NAMM Show and other related expenses. Students interested in registering for the “NAMM Generation Next” collegiate program at the 2013 NAMM Show can RSVP here.
For support with travel and expenses to the NAMM Show, qualified students may apply for the NAMM President’s Innovation Award through September 30, 2012. Cash awards of $600 are granted to graduate and undergraduate students who express commitment and aptitude for business leadership and innovation in the music products industry. For the full guidelines and an online application, click here.
The NAMM Foundation
The NAMM Foundation is a nonprofit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry. For more information about the NAMM Foundation, please visit www.nammfoundation.org.