Month: October 2012

Hollywood High / Hard Rock Cafe Scholarship Announced. Launch Party for HH Seniors on Nov. 7th @Hard Rock!

The Musicians Foundation and Musicians Institute are proud to announce the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe/Hollywood High School Scholarship at MI.

The Hard Rock Cafe/Hollywood High School Scholarship at MI was created thru the generous support of The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood to provide opportunities for a talented, emerging Hollywood High School student to further their education, realize their own creative vision, and to support post-secondary music industry education in the Hollywood community.

The $5,000 scholarship (tuition credit) will be awarded in Fall 2013 to a newly enrolling student (US or non-US citizens) in any MI Performance Program at the AA or Bachelor degree level who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in any genre.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is August 23, 2013.

Please click HERE for detailed scholarship information and application.

News Flash: a very special scholarship launch party for Hollywood High School seniors will be held at The Hard Rock Cafe on Wednesday Nov. 7th, 3:30-5:30pm.  

See flyer below for full details:

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Sydney Howe

Sydney Howe (lt) with Vocal Program Chair Andrea Calderwood (rt)

The fall 2012 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Sydney Howe.

The Santa Maria, California native is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated her career goals of becoming a backup singer in a band in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

Sydney also plays guitar and bass and “loves singing and playing country or pop music along with worship music.”  She chose to attend Musicians Institute because “I believe I can reach my full potential here.”

Sydney will receive a complete MI Vocal Program equipment package award:

  • Sennheiser e835 Microphone

  • Sennheiser HD201 Headphones

  • 20 Ft. Male to Female XLR Cable with Adapter

Everyone at MI congratulates Sydney on winning this prestigious award that supports the education and growth of talented, evolving, and very deserving vocalists!

The HCCCF Vocal Scholarships are generously sponsored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, as a part of it’s sustaining commitment to support music education opportunities for youth and the growth of the Hollywood community.

To learn more about the exciting work of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the latest news click HERE

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

ESP Acoustic Guitar Scholarship Winner: Kyle Reitz

Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) and Kyle Reitz (rt)

Musicians Institute is pleased to announce that Kyle Reitz is the recipient of the fall 2012 ESP Acoustic Guitar Scholarship. Kyle comes to MI’s Guitar Program from Baltimore, Maryland already possessing guitar skills in the hard rock, jazz, metal and fusion genres.

While studying at MI, he hopes to “become a much more versatile guitarist and a better songwriter. I also hope to gain a new knowledge of the fretboard and start to realize my potential as a guitarist” to fulfill his ultimate goal of becoming “a world famous musician or a high profile studio guitarist and to have fun while playing my instrument.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Kyle on winning this prestigious scholarship award, and we welcome him as he begins his studies and the many great experiences ahead at MI!

Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, ESP Guitars for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Kyle with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful careers in the music industry.

To learn more about ESP Acoustic and Electric Guitars, and their full line of guitar products, visit http://www.espguitars.com/guitars.html

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute Concert Series Presents : : : The Clayton Brothers Quintet : : : Nov.9, 2012

    The Clayton Brothers Quintet

“The Gathering”

Friday, Nov. 9th  

One Show – 9pm


This is yet another musical meeting of our immediate Clayton Brothers family: Terell Stafford on trumpet, Gerald Clayton on piano, Obed Calvaire on drums, and ourselves, Jeff and John on saxophone and bass. The celebration is expanded by including some very special people and personalities. They are our friends, our musician brothers, and we love playing with them.

Featuring:

  • John Clayton
 bass

  • Jeff Clayton
 alto saxophone

  • Gerald Clayton 
piano

  • Terell Stafford
 trumpet

  • Obed Calvaire
 drums

 

VENUE: Musicians Institute Concert Hall
  

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Ticket Information

$35 general – $20 students

Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Thursday, November 8th at 5pm at the MI Student Affairs Office to receive free admission (maximum of ONE ticket per student).  

After the LIMITED free ticketing allotment has been filled, MI (and all other) student tickets are $20 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($35) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE    

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship WInner: >>> Alex Alt

Vocal Program Chair Andrea Calderwood (lt) with Alex Alt (rt)

The fall 2012 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Alex Alt from New Leipzig, North Dakota.

Alex is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated his career goals “to someday be the lead singer in my own band, tour the world and share my music with everyone” in the written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

While attending Musicians Institute, Alex will focus on expanding his knowledge of his stylistic specialties of rock and metal, and to “improve my overall vocal skills, learn to play piano, and gain a greater understanding of the music business.”

Alex will receive a complete MI Vocal Program equipment package award:

  • Sennheiser e835 Microphone

  • Sennheiser HD201 Headphones

  • 20 Ft. Male to Female XLR Cable with Adapter

Everyone at MI congratulates Alex on winning this prestigious award that supports the education and growth of talented, evolving, and very deserving vocalists!

The HCCCF Vocal Scholarships are generously sponsored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation, as a part of its sustaining commitment to support music education opportunities for youth and the growth of the Hollywood community.

To learn more about the exciting work of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the latest news click HERE

 (See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship Winner: Pritesh Walia

Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Pritesh Walia (rt)

Talented guitarist and native of New Delhi, India, Pritesh Walia has been named as winner of the fall 2012 Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute.

Pritesh decided to attend MI’s Guitar Program because “MI provides the best opportunities for emerging artists to learn, grow and show their creativity and talent.”

Pritesh sees his MI education as an important key to achieving his dream of one day being able to “put together a band of individuals who share my ambitions with the goal to deliver high-quality, innovative music. I’d also be interested in production/composition in partnership with other bands, and to eventually teach what I have learned.”

Everyone at MI welcomes Pritesh to the Guitar Program (GIT) at MI, and congratulates him on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to Grammy® award-winning innovative guitar legend Steve Vai and his Make a Noise Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Pritesh with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the work of the Make a Noise Foundation click here.

To visit Steve Vai online click here.

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

Sennheiser Vocal Scholarship Winner: Tae Yoon Kim

Tae Yoon Kim

The second annual Sennheiser Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Tae Yoon Kim.  Tae hails from South Korea and is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) Program at MI having demonstrated outstanding musicianship and the potential for developing his own unique voice.  He comes to MI with a passion for R&B and Soul.

While attending Musicians Institute, Tae will focus on expanding his knowledge of R&B/Soul styles as well as broadening his experience in various contemporary styles and overall musicianship skills.

His primary future career goal is to “be a good musician who knows everything about music, such as harmony, eartraining, sightsinging, other instruments, and composing. etc.”  Tae also states that “if I had the chance, I would want to be a professor.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Tae on winning this prestigious award that supports the education and growth of a talented, evolving, and very deserving vocalist!

The scholarship is generously sponsored by MI scholarship partner, Sennheiser USA as a part of its sustaining commitment to support music education. 

To learn more about the full range of exciting Sennheiser products, artists and news click here

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

Seymour Duncan Guitar Scholarship Winner: Marius (Max) Fricke

Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Marius Fricke (rt)

The winner of the fall 2012 Seymour Duncan Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute is talented, 19 year old guitarist Marius (Max) Fricke.  The multi-stylist Max hails from a small village near Frankfurt, Germany, and has been playing guitar since the age of 6.

Max explains that he chose to study in MI’s Guitar Program because “This is my passion, this is my life, this is what I wanna do, and this is what I’m gonna do!”

Max’s longtime goals include: “becoming a professional musician, and to be on a world tour as a sideman/hired gun.  I want to perform on stage with great musicians and entertain people while traveling the world performing in the largest venues.”

He also sees LA and the Hollywood area as the perfect place to achieve his dream, as a “great music scene and a great source of creativity.” He states “I’m a really open-minded person and I will appreciatively use any possibility that is offered to me to stay in Los Angeles and to begin a career in the industry . I’m ready to learn and to listen. My clear philosophy is that as long as I believe in my goals I am able to achieve everything.” 

Everyone at MI congratulates Max on this achievement, which marks a great beginning to his studies. We look forward to seeing him reach his full potential while at MI.

Marius meets Seymour Duncan at NAMM

Special thanks to our very special industry partner, Seymour Duncan for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Max with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry. The scholarship was created thru the generous support of Seymour Duncan Pickups and Pedals to honor innovative guitar legend Seymour Duncan.

To learn more about the full line of Seymour Duncan Products click here

(See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)

W. Crane Guy Memorial Vocal Scholarship Announced for Spring 2013

W. Crane Guy

The W. Crane Guy Memorial Vocal Scholarship was created to honor the memory, multiple talents and artistic career of Musicians Institute alumnus W. Crane Guy (class of 2010); and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a newly enrolling MI Vocal Program student.

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded in Spring 2013 to a new student (US or non-US citizens) enrolling in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, and the potential for developing their own unique voice in any style.

Preference will be given to veterans, but this is not required for eligibility.

The deadline for the scholarship application is March 1, 2013.

For complete information, and application form: please click HERE

 

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Naomi Namasenda

Naomi Namasenda (lt), Vocal Program Chair Andrea Calderwood (rt)

The fall 2012 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship has been awarded to Naomi Namasenda.

The native of Sweden is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated her career goals of “being able to play the music that I love while making people happy” in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

Prior to attending MI, Naomi was a vocalist in the Swedish electronic/house music band NextStepShe chose to attend Musicians Institute because “it blew me away the first time I heard about it, I hope to learn all kinds of techniques that will make me a better vocalist and also how the music industry works.”

Naomi will receive a complete MI Vocal Program equipment package award:

  • Sennheiser e835 Microphone

  • Sennheiser HD201 Headphones

  • 20 Ft. Male to Female XLR Cable with Adapter

Everyone at MI congratulates Naomi on winning this prestigious award that supports the education and growth of talented, evolving, and very deserving vocalists!

The HCCCF Vocal Scholarships are generously sponsored by The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundationas a part of its sustaining commitment to support music education opportunities for youth and the growth of the Hollywood community.

To learn more about the exciting work of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce and the latest news click HERE

 (See MI’s website for details on how to apply for this and other scholarships.)