NAMM President's Innovation Award

Cash awards of $750 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses to attend The 2020 NAMM Show. The application cycle opens June 15, 2019 and closes Sept. 30, 2019. Applicants will be notified if they receive an award by November 15, 2019.

The NAMM President’s Innovation Award honors college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music and who are interested in pursuing a career in the music industry.

Recipients receive a one-time cash award of $750 to go toward travel expenses to attend The NAMM Show, the annual global music products trade show in Anaheim, CA January 16-19, 2020. Award winners have the opportunity to attend professional development sessions and visit more than 7,000 music products, pro audio, and live event technology exhibits. In addition to all of this, they will have access to concerts, special events, and networking sessions. 

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Important Dates

Application Cycle opens: June 15, 2019
Application Cycle closes: September 30, 2019
Award Notifications are sent: November 15, 2019
2020 NAMM Show: January 16-19, 2020

Eligibility

  • Supports individuals who are enrolled in college and university music and/or music business programs and are preparing for careers in the music industry
  • Cash awards of $750 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses
  • Awardees participate in professional development offerings and have access to more than 7,000 music products, pro audio, and live event technology exhibits. In addition to concerts, special events, and networking sessions
  • Must be enrolled for the summer or fall 2019 semester in university-based music business, music education and/or music technology program and prove—with a Spring 2019 college transcript
  • Have an overall 3.0 or higher grade point average
  • Applicants must be scheduled to be enrolled full-time in college at the time of The 2020 NAMM Show and through the winter/spring semester.


"It was life-changing. NAMM is filled with professionals in the music industry, which creates endless networking opportunities. I left NAMM more motivated than ever to further my career within the music industry."-Jeremy McCool, Western Illinois University, 1st year, Graduate Student

8 Steps to Apply 

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Questions?

If you have any questions regarding this application, please contact The NAMM Foundation at least 24 hours in advance of the application deadline at info@nammfoundation.org.