The Inspire Awards celebrate to the most exceptional university songs in America, and the most exceptional university music programs.
A prestigious collection of 40 the most respected marching band leaders, music deans, university leadership, music professionals vote on all awards.
In each category, gold, silver and bronze Inspire Awards are awarded.
The criteria for each award is:
- The excellence in the composition.
- The excellence in arrangements and recordings.
- Infusion into the cultural literacy of the university.
Music categories are:
- Alma Maters
- Fight Songs
- University Anthems
Other categories are:
- Best university music program
- Best Marching Band Director
- Best New Music Tradition