Month: February 2014

Cakewalk SONAR-X1 Software Donated to Hollywood High’s L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Music Program!

Jeanine DiTomasso  L.A.C.E.R. Program Director Hollywood High School

Jeanine DiTomasso L.A.C.E.R. Program Director Hollywood High School

The Musicians Foundation is extremely pleased to provide twenty-three brand new boxes of SONAR-X1-Producer and Studio by Cakewalk (DAW software) to the students of Hollywood High School L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program (Literacy, Arts, Culture, Education and Recreation).

The top-of-the-line music software was generously donated by Roland Corporation to The Musicians Foundation.  In turn, the software will now be in the hands of the talented students enrolled in the Hollywood High L.A.C.E.R. Program enabling them record and edit digital audio, utilize soft synths, MIDI sequencing and more with professional level quality.


About L.A.C.E.R. 

The L.A.C.E.R. Afterschool Program’s Mission is to provide underserved middle and high school youth with an arts and literacy based after-school program which includes visual art, music, dance, film, academic support, enrichment activities and a variety of sports in a safe and caring environment. 


Thank you to Roland Corporation for their support of music education and their exceptional partnership!

Mathilda Fritzell Awarded The Ross Bolton Memorial Funk Guitar Scholarship!

Mathilda Fritzell

Mathilda Fritzell

Congratulations to Mathilda Fritzell, who has been named as winner of the first-ever Ross Bolton Memorial Funk Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute!

The Swedish native came to MI’s Guitar Program in October 2013 already in possession of a versatile array of guitar playing skills in classic rock music, blues, funk and fusion styles.  She chose to study at MI “because I hope to grow as a musician as well as get better with my technique and versatility, connect with a lot of great musicians here and enjoy all the opportunities to play, play, play”!!

It’s clear that Mathilda is doing exactly that, and we look forward to seeing her enjoy all that MI has to offer!

The Ross Bolton Memorial Funk Guitar Scholarship was created to honor the memory, exceptional talent and artistic career of longtime MI Guitar Program (GIT) faculty (1986-2013) and alumni (MI class of 1980) Ross Bolton; and is provided to encourage and support the educational growth of a currently enrolled Guitar Program student.