Month: June 2012

Henry McDaniel lands gig with Stanley Clarke and George Duke!

Henry McDaniel

21 year old Musicians Institute Drum Program student, Henry McDaniel is currently touring the Midwest and East Coast this month as the newest member of the  CLARKE/DUKE 4 “BRING IT” Tour with the two Multi Grammy Award-winning jazz-funk-fusion powerhouses Stanley Clarke and George Duke.

The talented young drummer, got the nod for the gig after his powerful first place win during the recent Stanley Clarke Scholarship finals concert held at MI on April 26th.

Everyone at MI congratulates Henry on this tremendous achievement. We look forward to seeing him reach his full potential, as he continues to achieve his professional dreams and aspirations!

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2012 Guitar it Up for Girls Scholarship Winner: Liangliang Lu

Liangliang Lu

The winner of the 2012 Guitar it Up for Girls Scholarship at Musicians Institute is the talented Liangliang Lu, who comes to MI from Qingdao Shi, Shandong, China armed with 7 years of guitar and live performance experience in a variety of pop, rock and blues styles.

Liangliang explains that she chose to study at Musicians Institute because “I’m sure MI is the best, and it will help me to become a true professional musician”. Her motto is to “Play seriously and try the best always”. She states that “I don’t have the extravagant hope to be a huge guitar hero or rock star. I want to be a working professional sideman, especially for singers”.  

Liangliang’s love and serious dedication to music is clearly evident in her expression of her future goals: “I know that I want to play music everyday in my life, and to be a better musician no matter what”!

Everyone at MI congratulates Liangliang on this achievement. We look forward to seeing her reach her full potential while at MI, as she endeavors to achieve her professional dreams and aspirations.

Special thanks to our industry partner, Guitar it Up for Girls for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Liangliang with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the full line of Guitar it Up for Girls instruments and cool products click HERE

The MI 35th Anniversary Scholarships Announced!

Musicians Institute is pleased to announce the creation of a series of ten special student scholarships in honor of the school’s 35th Anniversary. 

The MI 35th Anniversary Scholarships are funded by proceeds of the 1977-1994 MI Alumni/Staff Reunion event held this spring.  

Each of MI’s ten programs will offer its own unique MI 35th Anniversary Scholarship during the 2012-2013 school year.  The first round of scholarships will be available in fall 2012 for newly enrolling students in the Keyboard Technology, Audio Engineering, Film and Independent Artist Programs. The application deadline is August 24th.

MI 35th Anniversary Scholarship applications and information for Spring 2013 (for Guitar, Bass, Drum, Vocal, Keyboard and Guitar Craft Programs) are now posted on our website. The Spring quarter scholarship application deadline is March 1, 2013.

The scholarships are a fitting way to celebrate the 35 years that we’ve been teaching the world to make great music.

We want to thank our alumni for helping to make these scholarships possible, and by directly investing in the future of music!

For complete scholarship details and application forms please click here:

 Keyboard Technology Program

 Audio Engineering Program

 Film Program

 Independent Artist Program

About Musicians Institute:

Since 1977, Musicians Institute has established itself as a world leader in contemporary music education, providing cutting-edge resources in its state of the art facilities located right in the heart of Hollywood, the capital of the world music industry.  Its dynamic curriculum is current, comprehensive and compatible with the needs of students who not only desire to study music, but also build a career in the music industry with the knowledge they learn on-campus.

2012 Mitch Faber Blues Guitar Scholarship at MI Announced!

Mitch Faber

The Mitch Faber Memorial Guitar Scholarship was established in 2011 to honor the memory, talent and artistic career of GIT alumnus (class of 1981) Mitch Faber; and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling Guitar Program (GIT) student at Musicians Institute. 

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded in Fall 2012 to a new student (US or non-US citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) program who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the Blues style.

The deadline for the scholarship application is August 24th, 2012.

Please click HERE for detailed information and application.