Stig Mathisen (Guitar Program Chair) with George Patmas

Stig Mathisen (Guitar Program Chair) with George Patmas

The fall 2014 Schecter Synyster Gates Guitar Scholarship at Musicians Institute (created to honor the successful career of GIT grad and Avenged Sevenfold guitarist Synyster Gates), has been awarded to George Patmas.

George comes to MI from Eagle, Idaho and is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Program with 14 years of guitar playing experience and having demonstrated outstanding musicianship in the metal and classic rock genres.

While attending Musicians Institute, George will specifically focus on gaining the skills needed to “master the instrument and transform it into a career.”  He decided to attend MI “after visiting many music schools and colleges, because MI made me feel welcome and appreciated.”

George described his longterm future goals as “to get good enough to be on the same stage as my inspirations like Joe Satriani and Steve Vai, and one day form my own Progressive Metal band.

Everyone at MI congratulates George on winning this prestigious award that honors both the growing legacy and career of a Guitar Program alumnus (Synyster Gates) and supports the education and of a talented, evolving, and very deserving rock guitarist!

Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, Schecter Guitar Research for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like George with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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