“The NAMM GenNext experience was an incredibly motivating, empowering, and inspiring activity as a young professional in the music industry. I made connections that will last for a lifetime that will propel me into a more successful future." - Alex Alberti, Innovation Award-winner
Joe Lamond interviewing industry guests during the Careers in Summit panel


GenNext at NAMM's Believe in Music Week is a collaboration between The NAMM Foundation and The College Music Society that offers college music students and faculty exclusive programming with access to career and professional development sessions.

Believe in Music Week is a new virtual event and global gathering to unify and support people who bring music to the world, taking place the week of January 18, 2021. Learn more about Believe in Music Week at

Who Participates

  • Current college music students studying music, music business, music technology or music education.
  • College-level music faculty members.

Believe in Music Week

Week of January 18, 2021

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Fall Webinars

NAMM Foundation programming for Believe in Music includes fall webinars (Sept.-Dec.) for college faculty and students, music educators, music service organizations, music makers and more. 

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Contact Claire Kreger-Boaz.

Listen to Podcasts?

Talking Up Music Education is a podcast of The NAMM Foundation. The episodes below feature college music students and faculty.

Meet The Grand Prize Winners of A Cappella at NAMM: UCLA’s ScatterTones

GenNext’er Stephanie Landino Shares the Importance of Going To The NAMM Show

Discussing University Music with Members of the HBCU Band Directors’ Consortium

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