Spring 2014 Jennifer Batten Independent Artist Scholarship Winner: Natalie Hosseini

Natalie Hosseini with Independent Artist Program Chair Lisa Harriton (rt)

Natalie Hosseini with Independent Artist Program Chair Lisa Harriton (rt)

The winner of the inaugural Jennifer Batten Independent Artist Scholarship is talented Camarillo, CA native Natalie Hosseini, who comes to Musicians Institute  as a singer/songwriter specializing in contemporary and blue-eyed soul genres.

Natalie explained that she chose to study at MI because “The Independent Artist Program offers everything I need and want to be a successful artist (songwriting, singing, keyboard, Apple Logic, and performance classes). The location of MI is also in the heart of entertainment, where I know I belong and the connections and opportunities offered are remarkable.”

While at MI she intends to “gain a better perspective on production as well as performance and music business. I also hope to obtain perfect pitch through the help of MI’s professors in order to help me create a more sophisticated sound with my music.”

Natalie’s dreams and career aspirations are to “tour the world and inspire others to pursue their dreams. I want to write, produce, and perform my own albums.”  She also shared that her goals include “reaching a worldwide fan base, write/produce an album that includes an EDM/dubstep sound, and to be a role-model to other young girls that are struggling with the same issues I struggled with.”

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

Special thanks to Jennifer Batten and The Women’s International Music Network for generously sponsoring this scholarship which helps to provide talented students like Natalie with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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Jennifer Batten, Guitar Icon and MI Alumnus

 

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