Month: February 2013

Last year’s Winner of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship at Musicians Institute : : Henry McDaniel IV

HM and SC

Henry and Stanley Clarke on tour

This is a “where are they now?” update for the 2012 winner of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship: MI drum program student Henry McDaniel IV now on tour with Stanley Clarke and George Duke!

Henry Mcdaniel IV in Tokyo

Live from the Blue Note Tokyo

Current MI students can download the 2013 Stanley Clarke Scholarship application HERE

Beth Marlis, MF Executive Director Interviewed by The Women’s International Music Network

Beth Marlis

MF Executive Director & VP at Musicians Institute: Beth Marlis


As a break from my usual “staying in the shadows”…I’d like to share this recent interview, as well as support the efforts of this new organization to encourage women musicians! 

Read interview HERE

The 2013 Stanley Clarke Scholarship at Musicians Institute Announced!

Grammy Award Winning Stanley Clarke, Honorary Doctor of Music-MI at last year's event

Grammy Award Winning Stanley Clarke, Honorary Doctor of Music-MI at last year’s event

July 17, 2013:



Click HERE for all information and application form

2013 Stanley Clarke Scholarship

Stanley Clarke wants YOU!!


2013 flyer 

Attention! Talented (current) Musicians Institute students are invited to apply and submit their DVDs for the prestigious Stanley Clarke Scholarship at Musicians Institute.

Stanley is looking for the best, brightest and most talented musicians at MI!

Two grand prize winners will be awarded a tuition discount and cash prize package of $9,000 each.

Three runners-up will win a tuition discount and cash prize package of $2,000 each.

This scholarship will be determined on the basis of musical talent, performing ability, stage presence, musicianship and charisma in any style or genre of music.

Please visit our scholarship website for all information, application details and deadlines.

This scholarship is open to CURRENT MI performance program students ONLY.


The Finals Performance event (with the top five finalists) will be held at MI on August 8, 2013 at 8pm.  

This event will be open to the public, and will feature celebrity judges who will also perform with the finalists.

More details about performers and celebrity judges to released in July.

To make a tax-deductible contribution to support the Stanley Clarke Scholarship Foundation please visit


To make a tax-deductible contribution to support student scholarships at Musicians Institute please visit our non-profit:


The Jazz Bakery at Musicians Institute Concert Series Presents: Patricia Barber Quartet : : : March 2nd


The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:



Saturday March 2nd, 2013  

One Show – 8pm


Patricia Barber – piano/vocals

John Kregor – guitar

Larry Kohut – bass

Jon Deitemyer – drums


Patricia Barber Quartet

On Smash, her January 22, 2013 debut on Concord Jazz, Patricia Barber reiterates her unique position in modern music as a jazz triple-threat – imaginative pianist, startling vocalist, and innovative composer after decades of honors and awards and fifteen full-length albums.

With a new band and new compositions, Barber will be making a rare tour to promote her latest offering, Smash.  She also continues her two-decade crusade to retrieve the ground that jazz musicians long ago ceded to pop and rock: the realm of the intelligent and committed singer-songwriter, tackling even familiar subjects (like love and loss) with a nuance and depth beyond the limits of the Great American Songbook.

PB quartet



Musicians Institute Concert Hall

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028


Ticket Information

Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Thursday, February 28th 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 ($30) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE