The purpose of the Student Enrichment Grant Program is to provide financial support for select and notable student activities intended to advance student education in the music and entertainment industries.
Two levels of award funding are availiable:
• Level I Award: Institutional Member.
Up to $1000 is available to institutions that hold Institutional membership.
• Level II Award: Non-Institutional Member
Up to $500 is available to institutions that are not current Institutional members where the faculty sponsor is an individual member of MEIEA.
Previous awards include:
Indiana University ($1000): Partial funding of the Music Industry Conference for student organizations. This funding allowed Indiana University to host another strong regional one-day conference.
Appalachian State University ($1000): Partial funding for the “Live at the Uptown” project. Split Rail Records, Appalachian State’s student label, was able to team up with a new local venue to promote and stage concerts by local artists.
American University ($500): Partial funding for a newly formed student group’s (Second District Records) CD replication. This project, consisting of original work from DC area artists, will be released in January.
Butler University ($1000): Partial funding of mastering and manufacturing of student group’s (Indyblue Entertainment) single artist EP release (the Jai Baker Band, to be released in February 2015). As part of a two semester capstone experience, students recorded and mixed the EP in fall of 2014 and will work to promote and market it in spring 2015.
University of Miami ($1000): Partial funding of the Southeast Sound Music Law Conference, which featured feature 5 master classes and targeted music business students interested in music law. The event took place at the University of Miami on Nov. 8th, 2014, and was produced by students in the school’s Music Industry Association student organization with faculty oversight.
Appalachian State University ($1000): Costs related to mastering and replication of a student organizations’ (Split Rail Records) CD. Kennedy Fitzsimmons Split Rail debut showcases not only her strong songwriting and performance skills, but also the Appalachian State students’ strong production and engineering abilities.
Butler University ($1000): Costs related to mastering and manufacturing of the Butler Music Industry Association student group’s sampler CD. All artists featured on the album were current Butler students performing original compositions.
Indiana University ($1000): Partial funding of the 2012 Midwest Regional MEISA Conference (“Music in the Digital Age”). This successful conference featured major industry personnel as panelists and brought in students from Anderson University and Butler University as well those from the host institution.
University of Miami ($1000): Partial funding of the 2012 Southeast Regional MEISA Conference. This successful conference targeted students throughout the state of Florida and the southeast region.
Butler University ($840): Partial funding of a VH1 Save the Music Foundation fundraising concert that took place in spring 2011. The students gained hands-on experience with live music production, project and event planning, booking, sponsorship, grant writing, as well as networking.
Butler University ($500): Partial funding of the 2009 MEISA Midwest Regional Conference. The event was well attended by students from the University of Cincinnati, Anderson University, Indiana University, Milliken University, Valparaiso University. The conference featured many local and regional industry panelists from the fields of law, concert promotion, audio engineering, and radio.
Florida State University ($425): Partial funding of venue rental, ads in local papers, catering and equipment transportation for a MEISA songwriting and home-recording workshop.
Appalachian State University ($400): Partial funding of sound equipment rental and ad expenses for a MEISA music festival.
Ramapo College ($600): Partial funding of live sound production and catering for a MEISA chapter Battle of the Bands competition.