Month: May 2011

Los Angeles Business Journal “Women Making a Difference Awards”

LA Business Journal Women Making a Difference Awards

May 20, 2011- Hollywood, CA

The Musicians Foundation Executive Director and VP at Musicians Institute, Beth Marlis received nominations in three categories at The Los Angeles Business Journal’s “Women Making A Difference” awards event held in Century City earlier this week.

This most recent acknowledgement is another facet of the tremendous, ongoing growth of Musicians Institute within the business world, music industry sectors and the community over the last several years, as MI is poised to celebrate it’s 35th anniversary in 2012.

The LABJ Awards honors L.A.’s most successful and remarkable women business leaders who “lead by example, successfully blending effective business vision with passionate commitment to positively ‘make a difference’, both in the world of business and the communities they serve.”

Congratulations to Ms. Marlis, and to all the 2011 award nominees!

Beth Marlis Representing MI at Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Event April 2011

PRS Guitars Sponsors New Scholarship for Students at Musicians Institute!

The Musicians Foundation and Musicians Institute are pleased to announce the launch of an exciting new scholarship program for current students in the Guitar Program at MI, generously sponsored by our industry partner: Paul Reed Smith Guitars!

The newly created Paul Reed Smith Guitar Performance Scholarship Competition kicks off with it’s inaugural live performance event on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 4-7pm in the MI Concert Hall. The Scholarship program will run year-round with live scholarship competition events each spring and fall.

The Paul Reed Smith Guitar Scholarship Competition for fall 2011, invites finalists to compete in a live performance setting for a scholarship award (tuition credit) of $1,500.00 ($750.00 per quarter for two quarters of the program (provided the recipient maintains satisfactory academic progress), and a new PRS guitar or amplifier.

The scholarship is applicable for students who are enrolled in the Associate of Arts Guitar Performance program at MI prior to the application deadline of October 17, 2011.

For complete details about how to apply for the fall 2011 scholarship, click here

To check out the full line of world class Paul Reed Smith guitars, amps, basses and accessories, click here

The Jazz Bakery@MI Concert Hall Series: Roseanna Vitro and The Randy Newman Project——– June 18th

 The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute Concert Hall Presents:


  • Saturday June 18th – 8:30 pm    ONE SHOW only

Admission is $25. Students (w/ ID) – $15 at the door –                           1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood

LIMITED FREE TICKETS for current MI students–sign-up in MI Student Affairs Office.

More info. & advance tickets here

  • Roseanna Vitro –vocals

  • Mark Soskin-piano

  • Sara Caswell-violin

  • Tim Horner-drums

  • Dean Johnson-bass

Last Night I Had A Dream (R. Newman):

The Randy Newman Project features the brilliant compositions of Randy Newman, re-imagined through the arrangements of pianist Mark Soskin. The music marries elements of jazz, blues, folk and country – a rich stew of influences illuminating Newman’s Americana. This group brings a high level of musicianship, improvisation and creativity to Newman’s inspired narratives – all defined and shaped by the vocal poignancy of Roseanna Vitro, a storyteller of great renown.

Celebrate Stanley Clarke’s 60th @Catalina Bar & Grill ~~~~ May 12-14!

The extraordinary Stanley Clarke (longtime friend of Musicians Institute, and Musicians Foundation Board Member) will be celebrating his 60th birthday at Catalina’s with a series of  shows that are certain to feature an incredible array of world class musicians each night!

While the names haven’t been announced yet, I can say with confidence that Stanley has some very heavyweight friends (to say the least) who will be sharing the stage for these shows!

The Stanley Clarke 60th celebration runs from May 12, 13, 14 (two shows per night) at Catalina Bar & Grill, Hollywood (just 1 block from MI).

Tickets can be purchased here, ($30-$35-$40 depending on date) + a two drink minimum — which gets you in to see the show of a lifetime!

Mojave Audio Sponsors Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute

The Musicians Foundation is pleased to announce the creation of the new Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship to be awarded to a newly enrolling student in the Vocal Program at Musicians Institute for Fall 2011.

The scholarship is generously sponsored by Mojave Audio as a part of it’s commitment to support music education.

The winner of the Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship should possess overall outstanding outstanding vocal skills in any genre.

The scholarship award of $1,000 will be applied as a tuition discount for the Fall 2011 quarter.

  • For complete details, and scholarship application, click here
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