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College music students and music faculty members are invited to connect with The NAMM Show’s global audience made up of the world’s most influential industry decision-makers, including independent music retailers, pro audio manufacturers, distributors, sales reps, engineers from recording studios, developers of gaming and apps, houses of worship, touring, theater and entertainment companies, as well as venue buyers looking for stage, lighting and event solutions.

While The NAMM Show is open to the music trade only, college music students and music faculty members are eligible to attend by registering for The NAMM Foundation's GenNext program. 

GenNext is anyone currently enrolled in a college music program and college music faculty. Programming for GenNext is developed by The College Music Society (CMS) in collaboration with The NAMM Foundation. GenNext attendees are granted an exclusive, all-access pass to carefully curated CMS sessions; the tradeshow floor, featuring more than 1,700 music products exhibitors and 6,000 global brands; and all-day live music with more than 100 performing groups across the NAMM Campus. 

GenNext qualifiers are current college music students studying music, music business, music technology or music education, and college music faculty members.

 As a special "thank you" from The NAMM Foundation, college music faculty are invited to attend the GenNext Faculty Mixer on Saturday, January 21 in the Anaheim Hilton. Join with NAMM Foundation staff for light appetizers, beer and wine. 

 Registration for GenNext at The 2017 NAMM Show is open. Complete the online registration form to here. Registration fees until January 4, are $25 and fees after January 4 are $50.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



 


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