Month: April 2013

Gone Fishin’

The Musicians Foundation will be taking a much needed vacation, and will return on May 13th.

We’ll be refreshed and ready to announce new scholarships, and promote all of the exciting events, concerts and news that we know you enjoy when we get back!

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Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Barbara Brook-Gutierrez

Barbara Brook-Gutierrez (l.) with Vocal Program Chair Andrea Calderwood

Barbara Brook-Gutierrez (l.) with Vocal Program Chair Andrea Calderwood

The spring 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Barbara Brook-Gutierrez.

Barbara (who was born in Mexico, and now lives in Los Angeles) enters the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated her career goals of making a living as a professional singer in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

Barbara is very comfortable singing in multiple musical styles and (after winning a vocal contest at the age of 8), Barbara was getting paid gigs by the age of 12, performing with various bands and doing jingles for local radio

She chose to attend Musicians Institute “because I know it is a good school, and while I’m here I want to know how to read music”.

Barbara 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 Barbara 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

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

2013 ESP Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute Winner: Shikhar Gupta

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Shikhar Gupta with his new ESP guitar

Musicians Institute is pleased to announce that Shikhar Gupta is the recipient of the spring 2013 ESP Guitar Scholarship. Shikhar comes to MI’s Guitar Program from India already in possession of very solid classic rock and blues guitar skills in addition to his talents as a songwriter.

While studying at MI, he plans to gain “live experience and to jam with fellow students”.  He adds, “my musical dreams and goals are to write good music that I can look back upon in later years with a sense of fulfillment”.

Everyone at MI congratulates Shikhar 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 Shikhar with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful careers in the music industry.

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

 

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

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Pierce Humke

Pierce Humke with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

Pierce Humke with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

The spring 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Sioux Falls, SD native Pierce Humke.

Pierce enters the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated his career goals of being a successful musician/singer in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

Having sung and performed since the age of 6, he is most comfortable singing in acoustic styles, but is also comfortable performing in a wide variety of genres ranging from choral, cantering for church and weddings, tap and jazz styles of dance, live theatre productions – straight plays and musicals – singing with a band, karaoke, and more.

Pierce chose to attend Musicians Institute “because I’m impressed by how well rounded the program is, and the versatility it provides for me.  I want to be learning the contemporary music industry in a setting where there are other like minded people, knowledgeable and supportive faculty and students, and have access to excellent equipment and networking opportunities.  I believe MI has all of this for me”.  While at MI, he hopes to “expand my ability to compose music and write lyrics collaboratively, understand music theory and Apple Logic”.  Pierce shares that his ultimate future aspiration is to “make a living doing what I love.  Singing is what I love most”.

He 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 Pierce 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 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

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

Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship Winner: Kalynne Schoelen

Kalynne Schoelen (l.) with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

Kalynne Schoelen (l.) with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

The spring 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation Vocal Scholarship at Musicians Institute has been awarded to Kalynne Schoelen.

A native of Red Bluff, California, Kalynne enters the Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program at MI having clearly articulated her career goals of being a successful musician/singer in the required written essay for the HCCCF scholarship award.

She has been singing since the age of 8 and is most comfortable singing in the pop music genre.  Kalynne shared that she “hopes to learn the skills to become an overall great musician. I will work on my craft and strive to do my very best every day. I also want to build confidence in myself and in my music.”

She chose to attend Musicians Institutebecause this school has everything I will need to succeed. Great teachers, great exposure to the industry and an endless supply of musical information at every corner. My dream is be a successful musician/singer. I ultimately want to make a living by doing what I love: making music.”

Kalynne 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 Kalynne 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

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

MI 35th Anniversary Vocal Program Scholarship Winner: Jonathan Pennington

Jonathan Pennington with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal PRogram Chair)

Jonathan Pennington with Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

The winner of the MI 35th Anniversary Vocal Scholarship for spring 2013 is Kansas City, MO native Jonathan Pennington (who specializes in R&B and Pop) and comes to Musicians Institute  having sung and played piano and violin since his early childhood.

Upon learning about his award, Jonathan explains that he chose to study at MI because “I hope to learn the essentials for becoming a professional performer”. 

He adds “My dream is to become a well renowned singer/songwriter, performer/arranger in mainstream music.  I want to be in the place where my music can be heard by the common man, and then begin to incorporate the innovative musical ideas that abound in me”.

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

Special thanks to MI’s family of Alumni, whose generous donations fund this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Jonathan with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

 

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

The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents: Anthony Wilson Seasons Guitar Quartet > > > May 25, 2013

The Jazz Bakery at MI Concert Hall Presents:

Anthony Wilson

Seasons Guitar Quartet

Saturday May 25th  

One Show – 8pm


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Anthony Wilson – guitar

Julian Lage         – guitar

Chico Pinheiro    – guitar

   Larry Koonse    guitar        

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 “Nothing short of gorgeous… as close to understanding the marriage of artist and instrument as we’ll get in this lifetime.”—Downbeat Magazine

Anthony Wilson Seasons Guitar Quartet

The Seasons Guitar Quartet features Anthony Wilson‘s original four-movement “Seasons” suite and new arrangements by Anthony of songs by Thelonious Monk, plus collaborative arrangements of new original compositions by Julian, Chico and Larry. The new repertoire picks up where the music from the acclaimed recording “Seasons: Live at the Metropolitan Museum of Art” leaves off— establishing the Seasons Guitar Quartet as a modern jazz/chamber ensemble whose sound and identity are driven not only by the interpretive and compositional abilities of its members… but also by their wide collective frame of musical reference and, most of all – their formidable improvisational voices !

To have the opportunity to hear these four sublime guitarists playing together is a once in a lifetime thrill.

 

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VENUE: Musicians Institute Concert Hall


 1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood, CA 90028

 

 

 

 

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Ticket Information

Musicians Institute students (no outside guests) should sign up (first come, first served) by Thursday, May 23rd 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 at the door.

General Public
 Tickets ($30) are available at the door (one hour before showtime) or in advance online HERE  


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MI 35th Anniversary Keyboard Program Scholarship Winner: Jesse Clayton

Jesse Clayton with Lisa Harriton (Keyboard Program Chair)

Jesse Clayton with Lisa Harriton (Keyboard Program Chair)

Ann Arbor, Michigan native Jesse Clayton has been named as the winner of the Musicians Institute 35th Anniversary Keyboard Technology Program Scholarship for spring 2013.

Jesse comes to Musicians Institute with extensive live performance experience (having played keyboards in several touring bands) and a wide range of stylistic skills ranging from Jazz Fusion, Funk, Rock, Electronic to Experimental genres. 

When asked why chose to study at MI, Jesse states: “I chose Musicians Institute because there is no other school that offers such dynamic programs geared directly for the music industry and stays hip with the today’s technology. I hope to excel in Orchestration, Songwriting, Multi-Instrumentalism, Electronic Music, Vocals.”

Jesse describes his longterm future goals as “performing in a successful touring band of original written music, while using a more grassroots approach. I want to network with a phenomenal group of musicians for my solo record, maintain creative control in that collaboration and improve my songwriting.” He adds: “I also want to create music that is part of something that fuels the human soul, and will be passed on throughout generations to come.  I strive to show other up-and-coming musicians that is possible to create something new and fresh.”

Everyone at MI welcomes Jesse to the Keyboard Technology Program, and congratulates him on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to MI’s family of Alumni, whose generous donations fund this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Jesse with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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

W. Crane Guy Vocal Scholarship Winner: Ashleigh Teich

Ashleigh Teich (l.) and Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

Ashleigh Teich (l.) and Andrea Calderwood (Vocal Program Chair)

The Vocal Program at Musicians Institute is pleased to announce talented Acoustic Indie-Rock vocalist Ashleigh Teich as the winner of the W. Crane Guy Memorial Vocal Scholarship for spring 2013.  In winning this prestigious award Ashleigh, (who comes to MI from the Southern California area and is a native of Las Vegas) demonstrated overall outstanding musicianship, strong vocal skills and the potential for developing her own unique voice.

Asked why she chose to study in the Vocal Program at MI, Ashleigh states “I chose to go to MI because of all the great opportunities available here. From auditions to industry connections, I couldn’t think of a better place to start my career I’ve always dreamed of.”  She adds “I’m really excited to start my journey at MI! Being a “raw” artist, with little vocal training, I’m looking forward to learning about vocal technique and music theory.  Learning to read music and play keyboards will definitely take my songwriting to the next level.”

She also shared that “My real goal is to have success using the talent I’ve been given, whether that means being in a professional band, a studio session vocalist, singing background vocals for another artist, or song writing for a specific label. If I can apply the skills, knowledge, and talent I have and make a great career out of it…I’ve made it.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Ashleigh on winning this prestigious award that honors the memory and multiple talents of Musicians Institute alumnus W. Crane Guy (class of 2010); and supports the education of a talented vocal student.

Special heartfelt thanks to the family of W. Crane Guy for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which will help to provide students like Ashleigh with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry. 

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

MI 35th Anniversary Drum Program Scholarship Winner: Chase Parker

Chase Parker (l.) and Stewart Jean (Drum Program Chair)

Chase Parker (l.) and Stewart Jean (Drum Program Chair)

The winner of the spring 2013 MI 35th Anniversary Drum Scholarship is Orange County, CA native Chase Parker who comes to Musicians Institute armed with 13 years of experience drumming in Rock, Rock/Pop and Alternative Rock styles.

Upon learning about his award, Chase explains that he chose to study at MI because “I really want to get better at my instrument, learn from some great musicians, network and meet tons of people to get my myself going in the music industry.  “I hope to learn more drumming techniques, as well as study a variety of styles and genres. I want to learn how to succeed in the industry and what it takes to get a gig”. 

He adds “My dream and biggest aspiration is to be a touring musician with a band or artist. I know it can happen. I can’t wait to start school to get started on that, and to get better at my instrument”!

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

Special thanks to MI’s family of Alumni, whose generous donations fund this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Chase with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

 

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