PAMA & Shure Offering Third Annual Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship: May 31 Entry Deadline Approaching

Applications are open now (with a submission deadline of May 31) for $2,000 scholarships offered to students worldwide who are pursuing an education in pro audio.
Mark Brunner served in several key roles for Shure as well as president of PAMA.

The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA), in partnership with Shure Incorporated, is accepting applications for the third annual Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship, offered to students worldwide who are pursuing an education in professional audio. Note that the deadline for entry — Wednesday, May 31 — is quickly approaching.

Brunner, a long-time Shure executive, PAMA founding member, and leading voice in the audio community, had a passion for education and mentorship throughout his career. The $2,000 scholarships are targeted to recipients following their passion for audio in an accredited audio program.

PAMA and Shure are specifically interested to learn how the applicants plan to share their knowledge with others in a manner consistent with Brunner’s legacy. Scholarship applications have been open since April 1, and as noted, the submission deadline is May 31. Go here for more information and to submit an application.

Chris Regan, PAMA chair of the board of directors, states, “Mark Brunner’s legacy is that of a friend, mentor and ardent supporter of audio education. For the third year, we are able to pay tribute to him with this scholarship. We look forward to giving assistance to more talented young audio professionals carving their path as the next generation.”

“We’ve already seen how much this scholarship has helped students – and Mark would be so proud of that,” adds Chris Schyvinck, president and CEO of Shure. “He had an unending and tireless passion for helping others in the audio industry.”

The recipients of the first scholarship were Dennis Freeman from Middle Tennessee State University and Emma Brooks from Berklee College of Music, while the second scholarship went again to Freeman and Brooks as well as Benjamin Nix-Bradley of CSU Northridge, who says, “The Mark Brunner Scholarship helps me recognize how my passion for music and technology is valuable for future projects in entertainment and education. This honor tells me I am on the right track. Thank you for supporting my academic and professional goals.”

Mark Brunner is a former president of PAMA (2011-2013), and during his tenure at Shure, he held several key positions, including director of advertising, Managing Director of the Musical Instrument and Touring Sound business unit, and vice president of Global Corporate & Government Relations. He worked on numerous industry issues, including the FCC rules for wireless device operation/frequency, spectrum allocation, and protecting the wireless microphone market sector. Additionally, he was a prominent member of The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing Manufacturer Council.

Again, go here for more information and to submit an application.


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