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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 Gentry, Tayna Tucker, Charlie Rich, Lefty Frizzell, Henry Mancini Orchestra, Tammy Wynette, George Jones, Johnny Paycheck, Charlie Rich et al) and touring (Conway Twitty, and others).
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
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.
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