Mike Campbell, 22 Year Veteran Instructor and former Vocal Dept. Chair at Musicians Institute Announces Retirement

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Much-loved vocal instructor, former Dept. Chair of the Vocal Program, and longtime member of the Musicians Institute family–Mike Campbell has retired after 22 years of exemplary service to the students of MI.

Everyone at MI congratulates Mike, wishing him the greatest success in this new life chapter! He will be very much missed by the students, faculty and staff of MI.

During his retirement party on June 17th, Mike performed with his talented daughter Katie, trading choruses of the blues (Band: Christian Klickovits (k), Dave Keif (b), Tim McIntyre (d):

Mike is known for his extraordinary musical talents, patience, ability to encourage and genuine care for those who were fortunate enough to study under his tutelage.  He’s been an inspiring teacher and important mentor to thousands of MI students, and over the years he taught courses including: Jazz Vocals, Sightsinging, and Private Lessons and more.

Mike and his wife Elaine

Mike and his wife Elaine

As a Department Chair, Mike created a supportive and welcoming environment for students in the Vocal program to be challenged, grow and study with an exceptional vocal faculty.

Dawn Bishop performs a gorgeous rendition of "My One and Only Love" in Mike's honor.

Dawn Bishop (Vocal faculty) performs a gorgeous rendition of “My One and Only Love” in Mike’s honor.

His bio is voluminous and includes seven solo recordings, several instructional books and videos, and multiple appearances and recordings with A-list performing artists. Over the years, he’s contributed his vocal talents to numerous jingles, TV and movie soundtracks, and has performed on over 40 major television shows, He has served on the Board of Governors of The Recording Academy (The Grammy’s) and is a member of AFM, SAG and AFTRA.

Prior to becoming a well-respected Jazz Vocalist and educator, Mike was a member of this group that appeared on TV regularly.  Mike is in the lower left corner. ca.1967

Prior to becoming a well-respected Jazz Vocalist and educator, Mike was a member of this groovy pop group that appeared on TV regularly. Mike is in the lower left corner. ca.1967

1985 Album Cover

1985 Album Cover

 

Thank you Mike for all you’ve done for the MI Community, and congratulations!!

 

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