NAMM President's Innovation Award
The NAMM Foundation President’s Innovation Award is a one-time $600 stipend given to select college and university music students to attend The NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA in January. Applicants must express a desire to explore career opportunities in music performance and/or music business.
How to Apply
- Complete your application here by September 30th.
- Under “organization name,” put your first and last name.
- Upload your Spring 2017 transcript (High School or College) demonstrating a minimum 3.0 GPA.
- Tell us about jobs you’ve had in the music industry.
- Provide two letters of recommendation: one from an employer (if applicable) and one from a professor.
- Tell us in less than 500 words about your interest pursuing a career in the music industry and why you want to attend The NAMM Show.
- Provide your school’s FAFSA code. You can find it here.
Application period ends September 30, 2017, and winners will be notified in November.
Submit questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
- 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
- Awardees participate in professional development offerings and have access to more than 2,000 exhibits, in addition to concerts, special events and networking sessions
- Must be enrolled for the summer or fall 2017 semester in a university-based music business, music education and/or music technology program and prove—with a Spring 2017 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 2018 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
Congratulations to the 2017 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipients!
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Meet Jon Giroux, a 2013 NAMM President's Innovation Award Recipient.