In winning this prestigious award, the Chicago native (who comes to MI with 15 years performing experience as a Pop/Latin/Jazz vocalist) 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, Marlene states “I hope to become a better vocalist, performer and more diverse artist. I chose MI because this school has all of the opportunities, great faculty members and the networks I need to become successful in the music industry.”
She also shared that “I am delighted to have won this scholarship!!! It’s an honor and privilege to receive this award. I’m humbled and it gives me great pleasure to thank you for this opportunity. “My dream is to become a famous singer/songwriter/producer. I want to make an impact both in English and Spanish language music. My goal is to become an influential International performing artist.”
Everyone at MI congratulates Marlene 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 Marlene with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.