The 2012 Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert April 26, 2012



The finalists have been chosen, the Stanley Clarke Band will perform, and the celebrity judges will be in the house as FIVE talented Musicians Institute students will take the stage to perform two songs each for the prestigious Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert at the MI Concert Hall on Thursday April 26th at 8pm. This annual event is co-sponsored by The Stanley Clarke Scholarship Foundation and Musicians Institute and managed by The Musicians Foundation.

Stanley Clarke, (and his band featuring Ruslan Sirota, Ronald Bruner Jr., and Charles Altura) will perform and an A-list panel of music industry celebrity judges (George Duke, Stewart Copeland, Taylor Dayne, Sunnie Paxson, and Kennard Ramsey) will choose TWO talented winners who will receive a scholarship prize of $9,000 each from Stanley and MI, on the basis of musical talent, performing ability, stage presence, musicianship and charisma during the Final Performance Event.  Three runners-up will receive a scholarship (tuition discount) award of $2,000 each.

Stanley Clarke at the 2011 Scholarship Concert

Stanley Clarke

Bassist, composer, producer Clarke, whose prodigious talent, 40+ albums and 60 film scores, multiple Grammys, Emmys, critics’ and readers’ polls, and gold and platinum records have made him one of the most recognized and respected names in the annals of contemporary music, has recently earned two 2011 Grammy nominations for The Stanley Clarke Band album (Best Pop Instrumental Performance and Best Contemporary Jazz Album.

He has selflessly and generously created opportunities for talented, emerging musicians to further their education and realize their own creative vision. The Stanley Clarke Scholarship at MI, continues to provide generous financial assistance to outstanding student performers since it was created by Stanley in 2003.  Stanley holds an honorary Doctor of Music degree from MI.

The Stanley Clarke Band:

Stanley with Ruslan Sirota

Ronald Bruner Jr.

Chalres Altura with Stanley


George Duke

Stewart Copeland

Taylor Dayne

Kennard Ramsey

Sunnie Paxson

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