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Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) and Shure Incorporated Offer 2nd Annual Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship

— Annual scholarship celebrates the life and accomplishments of industry leader, long-time Shure executive, and founding PAMA member Mark Brunner —

— Applications are now being accepted; visit for more information —

Lemoyne, PA, April 5, 2022 – The Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA), in partnership with Shure Incorporated, is accepting applications for the 2nd annual Mark Brunner Professional Audio Scholarship, offered to students worldwide who are pursuing an education in professional audio. Brunner, a long-time Shure executive, PAMA 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 for more information and to submit an application.

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.

The recipients of the first scholarship were Dennis Freeman from Middle Tennessee State University and Emma Brooks from Berklee College of Music.

Reflecting on the scholarship, Freeman stated, “This year, with my university being more lenient with Covid-19 restrictions pertaining to social interaction with other students, I have been able to meet a variety of new people with the same interests in music and other hobbies relating to our audio production program. I feel like this was a great year to network and meet new friends, and I’m glad to have had the opportunity to do so, with the Mark Brunner Scholarship helping give me that freedom.”

Brooks echoed Freeman’s remarks, adding, “I would like to extend my gratitude to PAMA and Shure for their investment in the future of professional audio. The Mark Brunner scholarship has been a wonderful opportunity for me to receive ongoing financial support and connect with brilliant industry leaders. This is a legacy I am honored to be part of, and I am incredibly appreciative of both organizations for their continued belief in my education and career.”

On behalf of PAMA, Chris Regan, chair of the board of directors, stated, “Mark Brunner was one of the leading voices in the industry, and a true friend and advocate for so many of us. This scholarship pays tribute to him by echoing the value he placed in audio education. We are proud to be able to carry on his legacy with this scholarship, and we look forward to giving assistance to more talented young audio professionals carving their path as the next generation.”

“Mark had a deep passion for the audio industry,” said Chris Schyvinck, President and CEO of Shure. “He was a great ambassador for Shure and a wonderful advocate for everyone who worked in audio. It’s an honor to help support this scholarship to educate the next generation of industry stars.”

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About PAMA:
Founded in 2003, the Professional Audio Manufacturers Alliance (PAMA) is the collective voice and forum for the leading manufacturers of professional audio products and the people who use them. PAMA member companies conduct business worldwide in support of high-quality audio across a wide range of industries – pursuing the state of the art in technology and practice to enable audio professionals to elevate their craft and delight listeners and audiences every day. PAMA’s mission is to promote awareness and appreciation of high-quality professional audio through market leadership, communication and education. Our core customers are pro-audio professionals around the world with an interest in promoting high-quality audio. Learn more at  

About Shure:
Shure ( has been making people sound extraordinary for nearly a century. Founded in 1925, the Company is a leading global manufacturer of audio equipment known for quality, performance, and durability. We make microphones, wireless microphone systems, in-ear monitors, earphones and headphones, conferencing systems, and more. For critical listening, or high-stakes moments on stage, in the studio, and from the meeting room, you can always rely on Shure.

Shure Incorporated is headquartered in Niles, Illinois, in the United States. We have nearly 40 manufacturing facilities and regional sales offices throughout the Americas, EMEA, and Asia.










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