SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music sends 23 music business interns to world's largest music trade show
Friday, February 9, 2018 - 9:27 am

Music business students from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music posed for a photo outside the 2018 NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif. Top row (all from left): Declan Lynch, Jared Wentrick, Julian Eichholz, Andrew Dik, Jennifer Ramirez, Paul McKay, Bailey Holmes and Sean Tierson. Second row: Morgan Cluck, William Allen, David Coons, Joseph Randazzo, Benjamin Myers, Paige Carter, Julia Viviano and Luca Esposito. Front row: Michael Hahn, Johnna Bernard, Jeri Barber, Michael King, Alessandra Shellard, Sarah Blumenthal and Bennett Coughlin.

POTSDAM -- Bailey Holmes of Morristown was among a group of 23 ambitious music business students from SUNY Potsdam's Crane School of Music recently traveled to Anaheim, Calif., to network and complete internships at the 2018 National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show, the world's leading trade event for music products.

Joined by faculty from The Crane School of Music, the students worked directly with leading music industry firms, through a unique internship program organized by the Crane Institute for Music Business and Entrepreneurship -- the only ongoing program of its kind in the country.

Holmes is a Crane School music business major.

A record number of Crane students were placed with acclaimed international music industry companies, including world-known brands such as D'Addario, Buffet Crampon, Samson Technologies, Sennheiser Electronic and Yamaha Corp. of America, during the annual NAMM Show, held from Jan. 25 to Jan. 28.

The NAMM Show is the world's leading trade event for the music products industry. The 2018 NAMM Show gathered 115,000 members of the music product industry from 120 countries around the world, to preview new products from 7,000 brands representing 2,000 companies across every category. While at the show, the SUNY Potsdam students completed the NAMM Foundation's GenNext initiative -- a professional development program to help jump-start students' careers.