Designed to honor college students who demonstrate excellence in the field of music, the President’s Innovation Award (PIA) provides an opportunity for students to attend The NAMM Show. Winners of the award are pursuing a career in music including, music performance, music education, media, sound engineering/audio, event technology, production, administration, management, and marketing.
However, this year's award took an unprecedented turn with the reality of The NAMM Show not taking place due to health and safety concerns caused by the pandemic. Instead, NAMM and The NAMM Foundation offered multi-day professional training events as part of Believe in Music Week and awarded 33 college students from 23 Universities with an award to attend these online events to support their education and career development.
Congratulations to the 2021 President's Innovation Award recipients!