The application deadline is quickly approaching for the 3rd-annual Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship, offered by the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) in partnership with Shure Incorporated. Wednesday, May 31, is the final day for submissions. The scholarship is being offered to students worldwide who are pursuing an education in professional audio. Brunner, a long-time Shure executive, PAMA Board founding member, and leading voice in the audio community, had an unwavering passion for education and mentorship throughout his career. $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 Mark’s legacy. Visit https://www.pamalliance.org/
A former President of PAMA from 2011-2013, Brunner provided a consistent voice to the strategic implementation of various PAMA activities. 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. Mark 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, where he frequently shared his views on legislative wireless white space and broadband issues as well as other related industry matters.