2020 CMS-NAMM GenNext

CMS-NAMM GenNext
The NAMM Show
January 16-19, 2020
Anaheim, California

GenNext is a collaboration between The College Music Society and NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) that provides opportunities for college, conservatory, and university music faculty and students to  learn about the nearly $100 billion music industry and to network with industry leaders.

Courtney Blankenship (Western Illinois University) 


Tonya Butler (Berklee College of Music) 


Fabiana Claure (University of North Texas)


Keith Hatschek (University of the Pacific)


Stan Renard (University of Texas-San Antonio)


Reynaldo Sanchez (University of Miami ) 


Kim Wangler (Appalachian State University)

 

GenNext is a collaboration between The College Music Society and NAMM (the National Association of Music Merchants) that provides opportunities for college, conservatory, and university music faculty and students to learn about the nearly $100 billion music industry and to network with industry leaders.

The College Music Society (CMS) and the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) will hold the GenNext program in conjunction with The 2020 NAMM Show, January 16-19, 2020, in Anaheim, California.

As a component of the annual NAMM Show, GenNext is an educational program for college, conservatory, and university music students and faculty that provides an introduction to the NAMM Show and the music industry. The Show includes over 1,500 global music products and materials exhibitors. For music students and academic faculty, GenNext offers the following opportunities:

  • exposure to careers and employment opportunities in music and the music products industry,
  • discussions of current issues of the music products industry and education community, and
  • development of future creators, innovators, and business leaders in music, music products, and other creative industries.

Participation in the GenNext program is open to members of NAMM, members of The College Music Society, and students currently enrolled in college-/university-level music programs. 

The CMS-NAMM Program Committee welcomes proposals for presentations relating to the preparation of today's college, conservatory, and university students for work in the music industry. The Committee solicits the broadest representation of the CMS membership and its interests, and welcomes proposals from the music products industry and independent musicians, scholars, practitioners, and proprietors. Proposals are especially welcome that relate to career opportunities and trajectories. 2019 GenNext program information is provided on the CMS website. 

Generally, demonstrations are limited to 25 minutes, and workshops, forums, and panels to 55 minutes.

Due to time constraints, panels must include no more than 5 persons, including the moderator.


GUIDELINES

  • Proposers must communicate with all co-presenters and/or panelists regarding their interest and availability prior to submitting a proposal.
  • All persons whose works are selected for inclusion on the program are expected to register for and attend the NAMM Show.
  • Proposers must be willing to present on either Thursday, January 16, or Friday, January 17, 2020, should their proposals be accepted.
  • Neither The College Music Society nor NAMM provide travel expenses for accepted presenters, though students are encouraged to apply for the NAMM President's Innovation Award (Application deadline: September 30).
  • Electronic submissions are required (see below). Hard copy or emailed proposals will not be accepted. 
  • A complete proposal will include the following:
    1. The proposal title, format, and area of specialty.
    2. A description of the proposed event: demonstration, workshop, forum, or panel.
    3. A list of all personnel involved in the presentation. Panelists must be named in the final section of the submission process.
    4. A list of required audio-visual equipment requirements.


SUBMIT A PROPOSAL

Proposals are welcome and encouraged by the deadline of September 13, 2019

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