Month: September 2015

Al Bruno Memorial Country Guitar Scholarship Announced!


Al Bruno

Musicians Institute and The Musicians Foundation are proud to announce the creation of a new scholarship to honor the memory, exceptional talent and legendary artistic career of MI’s first-ever Country Guitar faculty member Al Bruno.  

Al Bruno was a 10-time Winner of the Academy of Country Music Guitar Player of the Year and was the recipient of the California Country Music Assoc. Living Legend Award.


The Al Bruno Memorial Country Guitar scholarship will be awarded to a newly enrolling student in the Guitar Program at Musicians Institute for Spring 2016, who performs in the Country, Country/Pop and Bluegrass genres.  

CLICK HERE for complete scholarship details and application form.

Young Al

Al’s highly successful career spanned multiple mediums, such as TV (Dick Clark’s American Bandstand Show), recording studio (sessions for Merle Haggard, Glen Campbell, Buck Owens, Bobbi GentryTayna TuckerCharlie Rich, Lefty Frizzell, Henry Mancini Orchestra,  Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Rich et al) and touring (Conway Twitty, and others).

With Conway Twitty
With Conway Twitty

Here is a clip of Al performing in 2001:

Al Bruno




Friday, Dec. 4th  |   8-9:30pm

Musicians Institute Concert Hall

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood


The Stanley Clarke Band will perform, and the celebrity judges will be in the house as FIVE of MI’s most talented students will take the stage to perform two songs each for the prestigious Stanley Clarke Scholarship Finals Concert at the MI Concert Hall on Friday Dec. 4th at 8pm. This annual event is co-sponsored by The Stanley Clarke Scholarship Foundation and Musicians Institute and managed by The Musicians Foundation.  

Stanley Clarke, (and his band) will perform and a panel of well known music industry judges (to be announced in November) will choose TWO finalist winners who will each receive a scholarship prize package of $9,000 from Stanley and MI, on the basis of musical talent, performing ability, stage presence, musicianship and charisma during the Final Performance Event.  Three runners-up will receive a scholarship (tuition discount) award of $2,000 each. 

2014 Scholarship Concert: Alphonse Mouzon with Stanley

2014 Scholarship Concert: Alphonse Mouzon with Stanley

Stanley Clarke

Bassist, composer, producer Clarke, whose prodigious talent, 40+ albums and 60 film scores, multiple Grammys, Emmys, critics’ and readers’ polls, and gold and platinum records have made him one of the most recognized and respected names in the annals of contemporary music, has selflessly and generously created opportunities for talented, emerging musicians to further their education and realize their own creative vision.

For more than a decade, the Stanley Clarke Scholarship at Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music has provided substantial financial assistance to outstanding student performers since its inception and creation by Stanley in 2002.  In recognition of his exemplary and extraordinary support of music education, Stanley was awarded the first-ever honorary Doctor of Music degree from Musicians Institute in 2009.



 Nearby pay parking lots and on-street parking are available:

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood

1655 N. McCadden Place, Hollywood