The NAMM Foundation has recognized 60 college music students with the organization’s prestigious President’s Innovation Award. The annual award provides outstanding college music students who are exploring a career in music education, music business and/or music products a stipend to attend the NAMM Show, being held next month in Anaheim CA.

“The NAMM Show has proven to be a catalyst in launching and advancing countless careers, and we are proud of the next generation of student leaders who have been recognized with the President’s Innovation Award,” Joe Lamond, NAMM’s President and CEO, remarked. “Their presence alongside our veterans at the upcoming show will create the energy to drive our industry forward and contribute to a more musical world.”

At the NAMM Show, the Innovation Award winners will have the opportunity to network with established industry professionals, check out the latest music products and participate in the NAMM Foundation’s GenNext initiative: a professional development program for college students to help jump-start their careers. Held during each day of the show and presented in conjunction with the College Music Society, NAMM’s GenNext is open to all college and university students, and it provides dedicated education sessions to help the emerging professional advance in his or her career.

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