The Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute Announced!


“In a time when most in the music industry want to write off BLUES music, we believe the future has never been brighter.  I am proud to offer this scholarship, through the Musicians Institute, to those willing take the chance on themselves and bring THE BLUES boldly into the 21st century.” –Joe Bonamassa

The Musicians Foundation and Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music are proud to announce the first-ever Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship at MI.

The Joe Bonamassa Blues Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute was created thru the generous support of the award-winning guitarist through his Keeping the Blues Alive Foundation to provide opportunities for talented, emerging musicians to further their education, realize their own creative vision and support the vital legacy of the blues.

The $3,000 scholarship (tuition credit) will be awarded in Spring 2013 to a newly enrolling intermediate or advanced student (US or non-US citizens) in the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Program at MI who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, and the potential for developing their own individual sound or unique voice on the instrument in the blues genre. Two tickets and VIP backstage “meet and greet” to a future Joe Bonamassa concert (date/time TBD) are also included in the award package.

The deadline to apply for the scholarship is March 1, 2013.

Please click here for detailed scholarship information and application.

To learn more about the extraordinary artistry and career of guitar virtuoso Joe Bonamassa click here.



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