FALL 2015 HARD CAFE HARD ROCK BASS SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: John Murphy

John Murphy (l.) with Bass Program Chair Maurice Verloop

John Murphy (l.) with Bass Program Chair Maurice Verloop

The Musicians Foundation is pleased to announce the first-ever Hard Rock Cafe/Hard Rock Bass Scholarship, which has been awarded to MI Bass Program student: John Murphy.  The Minnesota native enters Musicians Institute with 10 years of bass playing experience, with a focus on metal and rock genres.

Asked why he chose to study in the Bass Program at MI, John states: “I’m looking to vastly improve my technical skills in playing bass. However, the most important thing I’d like to improve upon is my overall musicianship. How I play, how I write, and how to create beautiful works.”  He added “I want to meet people who will influence and assist in my path of life and in music.”

John’s professional goals and musical aspirations include “having a career as a successful performing artist. I love to sharing my music with people I know, and will love it (even more) to share it with the world.”

Everyone at MI congratulates John on this achievement, which marks a great beginning to his studies. We look forward to seeing him reach his full potential while at MI.

Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, The Hard Rock Cafe Hollywood for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like John with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the great philanthropic work of the Hard Rock click HERE.

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