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NAMM Donates 10 Scholarships for HBCU Students to Attend Conn-Selmer Institute

Posted on April 26, 2013

For Immediate Release

Every year the Historical Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) hosts a consortium, and this year it was held in Atlanta, Georgia.  During the closing banquet, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) made a generous announcement, supporting 10 HBCU students with full paid scholarships to attend the upcoming Conn-Selmer Institute (CSI).

Conn-Selmer annually sponsors the HBCU Consortium and this year many Conn-Selmer Schools from across the country were in attendance, including the University of Arkansas, South Carolina State University, Cheney University of Pennsylvania and Savannah State University.  There are 105 historically black colleges and universities in the United States. A Conn-Selmer company representative attending the evening’s event stated, “We are proud to support this organization and its mission to further advance the musicianship of its membership now and for many years to come,” said Mike Kamphuis, Senior Director of Product Marketing.

Congratulations to the 10 honored recipients attending this year’s Conn-Selmer Institute.  A huge thanks to NAMM for their efforts and contribution, without them this would not be possible.  This year’s CSI is being held June 9-12, 2013 in Mishawaka, Indiana, it promises to be even better than last year and not one to miss!

For more information on CSI go to:


About Conn-Selmer

Vincent Bach instruments are handcrafted in the U.S.A. by Conn-Selmer, Inc., the largest manufacturer of band, orchestral instruments and accessories in the United States.  Conn-Selmer is a subsidiary of Steinway Musical Instruments, Inc. For complete information, visit www.bachbrass.com

Conn-Selmer is the leading manufacturer and distributor of musical instruments for student, amateur and professional use under the brand portfolio of Vincent Bach, CG Conn, King, Holton, Selmer, Armstrong, Leblanc, Ludwig, Musser, Prelude, Galway, Glaesel, Soloist, William & Lewis, Scherl & Roth.  With a focus on quality craftsmanship, innovation and superior musical performance, Conn-Selmer operates U.S.A. production facilities. 

Conn-Selmer is the North American distributor of Selmer Paris woodwinds, the U.S.A. distributor Yanagisawa saxophones and the global distributor for Jiggs pBone. 

Through its educational program, Conn-Selmer is the industry leader in providing support and advocacy tools tailored to music education.

For more information on the complete line of instruments, services and support available contact Conn-Selmer at P.O. Box 310, Elkhart, IN 46515-0310 U.S.A. or visit www.conn-selmer.com


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