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NAMM Foundation Acknowledges NAMM President’s Innovation Award and Tuition Scholarship Recipients at 2010 NAMM Show

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Foundation Welcomes Students Pursuing Music Products Industry Careers

ANAHEIM, Calif., January 15, 2010 — The NAMM Foundation acknowledged its 2010 NAMM President’s Innovation Award and Industry Scholarship recipients this morning during a gathering at the 2010 NAMM Show of more than 400 college students aspiring toward careers in the music product industry.

The presentation was made during Day Two of NAMM’s Collegiate Program sessions for college students planning to pursue careers in the music products industry.

“These awards are helping recruit the best and brightest who will become the future leaders of this industry,” said Joe Lamond, president and CEO, NAMM. “Industry support of NAMM’s trade shows allows the NAMM Board to encourage the next generation of young people with support to further their education, and to give back to worthy community programs designed to create more music makers of all ages and abilities.”

This year’s NAMM President’s Innovation Award recipients are:

• Tyler Allen, University of Nebraska at Kearney
• Cory Birch, South Dakota State University
• Aaron Blunt, Chadron State University
• Laura Brassie, Indiana State University
• Christopher Bravo, Crane School of Music
• Annika Bugge, Indiana State University
• Nathaniel Court, Red Deer College
• James DeStefano, Ferris State University
• Ashton DeVries, Elmhurst College
• Joseph Flatt, Valparaiso University
• Stephanie Hinkle, Indiana State University
• Chris Jane, Ferris State University
• Kelly Kucher, Ferris State University
• Steven Lacy, Fresno State University
• Tyler Lemen, Indiana State University
• Ryan Longenecker, University of Colorado, Denver
• Giuseppe Macri, Harrisburg Area Community College
• Alissa Miller, Indiana State University
• Denise Miller, Chadron State University
• Zach Morris, University of Colorado, Denver
• Michael Musto, Western Illinois University
• Dennis Ostern, University of Miami
• Katrina Pasciutti, Hofstra University
• Amy Plooster, Anderson University
• Chris Schramski, Ferris State University
• Andrew Schuman, Northeastern University
• Keith Scott, Community School of Naples
• Andrea Strickland, University of the Pacific
• Renee Urbanc, Ferris State University
• Chelsea Whittington, Indiana State University
• Nick Wilson, William Patterson University
• Cole Woolwine, Mira Costa College
• Scott Yousey, Crane School of Music
• Russell Zehr, Bradley University

The 2010 Industry Tuition Scholarship recipients of $2,500 or $5,000 are:

• Joseph Flatt, Valparaiso University
• Chris Jane, Ferris State University
• Kelly Kucher, Ferris State University
• Ryan Longenecker, University of Colorado, Denver
• Michael Musto, Western Illinois University
• Dennis Ostern, University of Miami
• Chris Schramski, Ferris State University
• Renee Urbanc, Ferris State University
• Chelsea Whittington, Indiana State University

The NAMM President’s Innovation Award is provided to undergraduate and graduate students. The cash award supports qualified college students to attend NAMM’s annual global music products trade show in Anaheim, Calif. Awards help with travel needs and expenses to attend the show. Awardees will participate in professional development offerings at the show and have access to the more than 1,500 music products exhibits that constitute this global music products trade show.

NAMM Foundation Music Products Industry Scholarships offer tuition scholarships of $2,500 to $5,000 to support full-time music business and music education college students who demonstrate unique qualifications and proven interest in pursuing careers in the music products industry. Funds will be administered by the student’s university and were partially allocated to support the costs of scholarship recipients’ travel to the 2010 NAMM Show.

For more detailed information about the programs that the NAMM Foundation’s initiatives support and to access funding guidelines and details, visit www.nammfoundation.org
About the NAMM Foundation

The NAMM Foundation is a non-profit organization with the mission of advancing active participation in music making across the lifespan by supporting scientific research, philanthropic giving and public service programs from the international music products industry.
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