Month: November 2012

Do your holiday shopping with us, and you’ll benefit students at Musicians Institute!

This year, please consider purchasing some of our great “old school” MI and GIT logo t-shirts, a highly collectible classic book (“TEN” c.1982) or a beautiful new coffeetable photography book inside the life of rock and roll.

…and you’ll be directly supporting the dreams and education of talented, deserving MI students thru our student scholarship fund!

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The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute Concert Series Presents: Tessa Souter Quartet : : : Dec. 8, 2012

photo credit: Joseph Boggess

The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:

TESSA SOUTER

QUARTET

Saturday Dec. 8th  

One Show – 8pm


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Tessa Souter – vocals

Larry Koonse guitar

Hamilton Price  bass

Aaron Mclendon  drums

Since her 2004 recording debut, jazz vocalist Tessa Souter’s gorgeous voice, and penchant for exploring strikingly beautiful music mostly untouched by other vocalists, has set her apart as “one of the few exceptional standouts in the crowded field of female jazz singers.” [Los Angeles Times] “Singers like her don’t come along every day.” [Chicago Examiner] “Broadly imaginative” [New York Times], “direct and soulful” [Village Voice], she is wowing audiences from the Philharmonic halls of Russia – four sell out national tours – to the jazz clubs of Manhattan with her emotional depth, striking authenticity, charismatic stage presence and crackling humor. With three critically acclaimed albums already behind her, Souter has now released ‘Beyond the Blue’, her second on the Motéma label, which is being lauded as her breakout CD.”Scintillating” [Boston Globe], “startlingly fresh” [Washington City Paper], the album features Souter’s own haunting and evocative lyrics, set to jazz arrangements of classical melodies from the European canon.

 

VENUE: Musicians Institute Concert Hall
  

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Ticket Information

$25 general – $15 students

Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Friday, December 7th 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 $15 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($25) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE

The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood Throws MI Scholarship Launch Party for Hollywood High School Seniors!

On Wednesday Nov. 7th, in celebration of the power of music, education, and our community; The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood pulled out all the stops to sponsor a top-shelf party at the HRC that featured four incredible Hollywood High and L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs student bands.

The talents of the student bands spanned multiple genres from Hip Hop, Pop, Rock, The HHS Marching Band, R&B, and beyond, with several Musicians Institute alumni also joining in to participate in the performances.  MI and HRC staff alike found they were tremendously impressed by the genuine talent, passion and dedication that both the students and teachers at Hollywood High and L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Programs displayed.

The high energy event was the official launch party for an extraordinary music scholarship funded by the Hard Rock for a current, talented senior to attend Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music in fall 2013.

The afternoon’s inspiration and excitement was enhanced by the Hard Rock’s generous supply of delicious appetizers, snacks and drinks for the 150+ students who attended the event.  Thank you Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood!

Hooray for Hollywood!

H2O

Marching band with rapper

Electric Hye

Student/teacher band

Please see all the scholarship details and application information BELOW.

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.

The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute Concert Series Presents: Dafnis Prieto Proverb Trio Nov. 18th

  

The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:

DAFNIS PRIETO

PROVERB TRIO

Sunday, Nov. 18th  

One Show – 8pm


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Dafnis Prieto – drums

Kokayi – vocals, poetry

Jason Lindner  keyboards

“A phenomenal drummer… he is clearly pushing the Afro-Cuban jazz language into new territory.” Variety

“The drummer Dafnis Prieto stands out for his energy, his creativity and, perhaps most of all, his borderless musical worldview.”  –The New York Times

Since making its debut at the Whitney Museum in early 2009, the Proverb Trio has deepened its rapport and honed its sound in a series of New York club appearances and on a tour of the Western US. The entirely improvised interactions of Dafnis Prieto’s virtuosic and dynamic drumming, Kokayi’s rapid-fire rapping and soulful singing, and Jason Lindner’s harmonic sophistication and daring pianistic sound explorations yield exhilarating results. Because the group creates advanced compositional structures on the spot, the music is full of surprises and takes a different, explosive shape every night, but always with the Proverb Trio’s distinct personality and engaging spirit.

 

VENUE: Musicians Institute Concert Hall
  

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

Ticket Information

$25 general – $15 students

Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Friday, November 16th 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 $15 with valid school ID.

General Public
 Tickets ($25) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE

   

MF Announces Board of Directors for 2012-2014!

The Musicians Foundation is pleased to announce its Board of Directors for 2012-2014.

The Foundation has recently expanded its board, and we are extremely honored, proud and grateful to have such an extraordinary group of music industry luminaries serving as supporters and partners in our commitment to music education.

Our newest board members are highlighted with an asterisk *

Stanley Clarke

Stanley Clarke, Legendary Musician, composer, producer, philanthropist

 

Sheila e

Sheila E., Legendary Musician, composer, producer, philanthropist

 

Dan Kimpel

Dan Kimpel, Music Industry authority, author, educator, producer, musician, songwriter, consultant – (Board Chairman)

 

James Leach

*James Leach, Vice President, Writer/Publisher Relations SESAC

 

Michael Molenda

Michael Molenda, Editor in Chief | Guitar Player Magazine, musician, studio owner, producer

 

Casey Robison

*Casey Robison, Senior Director, Writer/Publisher Relations BMI

 

Alex Skolnick

*Alex Skolnick, Highly respected metal and jazz guitarist, writer

 

Jody Watley

*Jody Watley, Grammy winning vocalist, songwriter, producer

 

Paul Youngblood (lt), 3rd place winner BOSS Loop US Finals Tony Smiley, and Michael Molenda (rt)

*Paul Youngblood, Vice President Roland Corp., US

OFFICERS:

Beth Marlis

Beth Marlis, (Executive Director), Vice President at Musicians Institute, musician, educator, author

 *Edgar Carapetian, (Chief Accounting Officer), Director of Accounting at Musicians Institute

 *TBA (Foundation Secretary)

 

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Andrea Sandoval

Andrea Sandoval (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 Andrea Sandoval Lara.

The Culiaca, Sinaloa, Mexico native is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated her career goals of becoming a versatile and successful performer, songwriter, producer and role model for others in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

Andrea also plays Ukulele and Guitar, and enjoys performing R&B, pop-rock and soul ballads. She chose to attend Musicians Institute because “I love that the programs are so straight to the point with contemporary lessons. I’m certain that I will increase my productivity by 90% from what I know now.”

“I want to be the kind of person who gives something back to society, to inspire others and make them want to be better and to follow their dreams.”

Andrea 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 Andrea 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