NAMM President's Innovation Award

Cash awards of $600 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses to attend the NAMM Show. The deadline to apply is September 30, 2016.

"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

The NAMM President’s Innovation Award supports individuals who are enrolled in college and university music and/or music business programs and are preparing for careers in the music products industry. The Innovation Award seeks to support individuals who express commitment and aptitude for business leadership and innovation in the music products industry.

Cash awards of $600 are given once a year and one-time-only to selected undergraduate and graduate students to support travel needs and expenses to attend The NAMM Show, the annual global music products trade show in Anaheim, Calif., January 19-22, 2017. Awardees will participate in professional development offerings and have access to more than 1,600 exhibits at this global music products trade show.

Applicants must be enrolled for the summer or fall 2016 semester in a university-based music business, music education and/or music technology program and prove—with a Spring 2016 college transcript— interest in and achievement in studying both music and business-related courses and 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 2017 NAMM Show and through the winter/spring semester.

Applicants will be notified if they receive an award by November 1, 2016. A signed and co-signed grant agreement is required to receive funds to support expenses for travel to The 2017 NAMM Show January 19 – 22, 2017.

The opportunity to apply has closed.  We will announce the 2017 Awardees in early November.


Congratulations to the 2016 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipients!

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