The MIDI Association says that they have been working furiously behind the scenes over the past year, and are ready to showcase the results, kicking off a series of events leading to the NAMM Show in June. Here's their press release with the full details...
It all begins Saturday, May 21, celebrating "May is MIDI Month" with a Music Education Webinar featuring Craig Anderton, who's played Carnegie Hall, written 45 books on music technology, and lectured around the world for more than four decades. His talk on "Music, MIDI, and the Art of Inspired Instruction" will open your eyes to the exciting future of music education. Join us online: https://midi.activehosted.com/app/forms/42
On Saturday, May 28, tune in to the MIDI Innovation Awards Show, hosted by renowned synthesist and BBC Click host LJ Rich. A panel of judges from music and technology sectors will review and select winners in multiple categories from among a compelling range of MIA finalists. You can register for the MIDI Innovation Awards show at https://midi.activehosted.com/f/41
Then join us at the NAMM Show from June 2 through 5 at the Anaheim Convention Center, where more than 35 MIDI Association member manufacturers will be exhibiting. The MIDI Zone, located just inside the entrance to Hall A, will be home to not only the main MIDI Association booth (10300), but also Studio 108, and the MIDI Zone Lounge (Booth 10203).
Also at the show, the MIDI Association will be joining with A3E, the music and entertainment technology developers group, for some future-focused educational sessions, including:
- Instruction, Tools & Trends: New Technologies & Applications for Artists & Content Creation – Shevy Smith (Ultimate Playlist), Erin Barra (Arizona State University), Emma Supica (Artiphon), and Lee Whitmore (Focusrite) - June 4, 12:00 pm, Room 202A
- The Evolving and Colliding Worlds of Music, Film, Streaming & Social Media Content Creation – Emelie Olsson (Corite), Michael Bell (Spotify), Jeff Rona (Liquid Cinema), Athan Billias (MIDI2Marketing) – June 4, 1:00 pm, Room 202A
- Interactive Audio Design: Expanding Your Sound & Music Tool Belt for Games & Interactive Media – Chase Bethea (Composer), Cody Matthew Johnson (Empiria), Nuno Fonseca (Sound Particles), Adam Fligsten (Silen Audio) – June 4, 2:00 pm, Room 202A
- Advanced Audio Applications: Opening New Markets for Musical Instrument Companies, Developers and Musicians – Athan Billias (MIDI2Marketing), Mike Kent (AmeNote) – June 4, 4:00 pm, Room 202A
And one of the most sought-after tickets at NAMM is an invitation to the MIDI Association, A3E, and NAMM for a cocktail reception on June 4 at 5:00 pm, Room 202A, featuring a live performance from Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater), as well as the MIDI Innovation Awards presentation ceremonies.