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    Music student Lauren Frazier earns national recognition

    Lauren Frazier, a Commercial Music Performance student at Lamar State College Port Arthur was recently named among the most exceptional college music students in the nation.

    Frazier, a freshman at LSCPA, was listed among 94 students chosen from across the United States to receive the National Association of Music Merchants President’s Innovation Award. She was one of two students from the state of Texas selected for this award.

    Frazier is a graduate of Heritage Christian Academy in Silsbee and is working on an associate’s degree in Commercial Music Performance at LSCPA. Her plans are to finish her degree at LSCPA, then attend Texas Christian University or Rice University to earn a bachelor’s degree in Music Therapy.

    She attended the NAMM Foundation Show earlier this year in Anaheim, California where she was recognized as an award recipient.

    At The NAMM Show, the Innovation Award winners had the opportunity to network with established industry professionals, check out the latest music products, and participate in The NAMM Foundation’s GenNext initiative: a professional development program for college students to help jump-start their careers. Held during each day of the show, and presented in conjunction with the College Music Society, NAMM’s GenNext is open to all college and university students and provides dedicated educational sessions to help the emerging professional advance in their career.

    Along with the peer-to-peer networking and development opportunities, recipients also had access to 1,800 exhibits and over 6,000 brands on display, a variety of professional development sessions, and networking opportunities with established industry personnel to further their careers.