Spring 2014 D’Addario Guitar Scholarship Winner: Gage Backert

Gage Backert

Gage Backert

Talented guitarist Gage Backert has been named as winner of the spring 2014 D’Addario Guitar Scholarship. Coming to Musicians Institute from Elkhart, IN, he possesses an array of guitar playing skills honed over the last ten years in progressive rock and metal styles.

Gage decided to attend MI’s Guitar Programfor it’s wide range of courses, diverse students, and location. My main goal is to become a successful touring musician and hopefully gain some endorsements from my favorite brands“!

He sees his education as an important key to achieving his career goals of being able to “hope to better understand my instrument and music in general”.

Everyone at MI welcomes Gage to the Guitar Program (GIT) at MI, and congratulates him on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, D’Addario Strings and The D’Addario Music Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Gage with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the full line of D’Addario Products click here: http://www.daddario.com

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