Month: June 2015

Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship at Musicians Institute ANNOUNCED!

Steve Robinson, Veterans Advocate.

Steve Robinson, Veterans Advocate

Musicians Institute—the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood—has announced the brand new Steve Robinson Metal of Honor Veterans Scholarship (generously sponsored by the The Rockstar Mayhem Festival’s Metal of Honor Program ) which will award $10,000 in tuition credit at Musicians Institute to support the educational growth of a newly enrolling US Military veteran who clearly articulates their personal history, current circumstances and future goals in the music industry. The scholarship may be applied to any program offered at MI.

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The scholarship is available to veterans who will be enrolled in any Certificate, Associate of Arts or Bachelor Degree Program at MI beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants are invited to submit a 3 minute (maximum) video recording (DVD format only) describing their personal circumstances, biographical background, future goals in the music industry and why they should be chosen as a winner.

The deadline for Fall 2015 applicants is August 28. For complete details and application form, click HERE

“On behalf of everyone at Musicians Institute, we are extremely proud that Metal of Honor is helping Veterans pave the way in pursuit of a professional music education by sponsoring this fantastic scholarship!  We are thrilled to recognize and support deserving veterans by providing this opportunity in honor of the extraordinary role model and veterans advocate; Steve Robinson”.  “We thank Metal of Honor for their ongoing support of veterans, and the creation of this exceptional scholarship”!

-Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry and Community Relations at MI 

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Joe Bonamassa $35,000 Musicians Institute Full Ride Guitar Scholarship Announced!

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Joe Bonamassa

Musicians Institute—the College of Contemporary Music in Hollywood—has announced the brand new Joe Bonamassa Torch Bearer Scholarship, offering $35,000 in tuition credit to support the educational growth of a newly enrolling MI Guitar Program student. Sponsored by Bonamassa’s own non-profit Keeping The Blues Alive Foundation, the scholarship will be awarded to a student who demonstrates overall outstanding musicianship, advanced skills, and the potential for developing a unique sound on the guitar.

“Sometimes you are fortunate enough that an opportunity presents itself to change someone else’s life,” said Bonamassa. “Musicians Institute has great programs, but when it all boils down, sometimes a kid can only afford either the tuition or the room and board—not to mention guitar strings and picks. So we have taken the tuition off the table, and are sending a kid to school for a year. To whoever gets the scholarship, I hope that he or she uses it to change the trajectory of their lives. Good luck and keep playing loud!”

Joe Bonamassa in London 2015.  Credit: Marty Moffatt

Joe Bonamassa in London 2015. Credit: Marty Moffatt

The scholarship is available to guitarists who will be enrolled in an Associate of Arts or Bachelor Degree Guitar Performance Program at MI beginning in Fall 2015. Applicants are invited to submit a DVD of themselves performing three songs in any genre (two live ensemble performances and one unaccompanied solo guitar performance) on the electric and/or acoustic guitar. The deadline for Fall 2015 applicants is August 28. For details, visit mi.edu/admissions-financial-aid/scholarships.

“Joe Bonamassa absolutely ‘walks the walk’ when it comes to supporting music education and inspiring the next generation,” said Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry + Community Relations at Musicians Institute, and Executive Director of The Musicians Foundation. “We are proud of our ongoing partnership with Joe, and we’re confident that this amazing scholarship opportunity will excite the talents of aspiring guitarists around the world.”

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