澳门六合彩开奖结果

澳门六合彩开奖结果 Students Win Scholarships to Attend Nation鈥檚 Largest Music Trade Show

Andrew Cote, assistant professor of practice and assistant director of bands, also presented at this year鈥檚 National Association of Music Merchants Show in Anaheim, CA.
澳门六合彩开奖结果 students standing in from of #NAMM sign
From left are Andrew Cote; Andrew Leuci '24; Dawson Medeiros '26; Audrey McGill '25; Dawnisha Chavez '26; Matt Lanney '24; and Paul Geresy, director of bands, at the 2024 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, CA.

What was engineering student Matthew Lanney 鈥24 doing at the largest annual trade show for the audio and music industry? Considering an alternative career path at the request of Andrew Cote, assistant professor of practice in the Department of Visual and Performing Arts and 澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 assistant director of bands.

Lanney was one of five 澳门六合彩开奖结果 students affiliated with the music program to get a free trip to the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Anaheim, CA. NAMM鈥檚 Lamond GenNext Awards, which Lanney received along with Dawson Medieros 鈥26, Audrey McGill 鈥25, Dawnisha Chavez 鈥26 and Andrew Leuci 鈥24, covered airfare, lodging and admission to the four-day event held Jan. 25 through 28.

鈥淒r. Cote brought up to me there is a whole field of people in the music industry that need engineers to either do process engineering, design speakers and microphones and this and that,鈥 Lanney explained. 鈥淚 am a (saxophonist and music minor) outside of my engineering major and I love it with all my heart, so I thought it would be awesome to explore the potential of putting the two together.鈥

The event features hundreds of exhibitors and vendors, lectures from industry experts and educators, and plenty of networking opportunities for those looking to get their foot in the music industry door. It isn鈥檛 all business, though.

鈥淭here’s also hundreds of performances,鈥 Cote explained. 鈥淭here are several stages that are actually at the convention center, and some are outdoors at the hotels that are next door. There’s live music happening pretty much 24/7.鈥

Cote attended last year鈥檚 convention through a grant from the College Music Society.

鈥淚n doing so, they’ve encouraged me to start bringing students to participate,鈥 he explained. 鈥淟ast year they awarded around 40 GenNext grants, so it’s a pretty significant population of 澳门六合彩开奖结果 students who went this year.鈥

At this year鈥檚 NAMM Show, Cote participated in two workshops. The first was a panel discussion on designing a modern music technology and recording arts curriculum. The second was a solo discussion on how he helped to reinvent 澳门六合彩开奖结果鈥檚 music program.

鈥淚t’s about highlighting ways that you can start using professional equipment like instruments, plug-ins and recording software without spending a whole lot of money,鈥 he explained.

McGill, a double major in music and theater, said she didn鈥檛 know what to expect.

鈥淒r. Cote told me about the NAMM Show during our songwriting class last spring and I was really interested in it,鈥 she explained. 鈥淗e sent us the scholarship in an email and I applied because, why not? I鈥檓 glad I did. I learned a lot about the importance of relationships, collaboration and networking in the music industry.鈥

One of her highlights from the trip was running into Katie Cole, the touring keyboardist for The Smashing Pumpkins. Lanney, meanwhile, said he loved trying out a selection of high-end saxophone mouthpieces.

Cote said the five students were perfect fits for the Lamond GenNext Awards.

鈥淚 feel confident that it’s going to open up more doors for them as they continue to pursue work in the music industry,鈥 he said.

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