(l.) Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen with Sinan Yildiz (rt.)

(l.) Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen with Sinan Yildiz (rt.)

The Fall 2016 Schecter Jerry Horton Guitar Scholarship, named in honor of the Papa Roach guitarist; has been awarded to Sinan Yildiz.  

Sinan comes to Musicians Institute from Istanbul, Turkey and is entering the Associate of Arts in Performance (Guitar) Program with several years of guitar playing experience in rock and blues genres.

While attending MI, he will specifically focus on gaining the skills needed to “learn how to navigate between different styles, and implement this knowledge into building my own style and sound”.   He added, “I chose to study at MI because it is the school that focuses on students objectives. For me personally, MI is a place where I can put my whole energy into developing my musical knowledge.”

Sinan described his long term career goals as “I want to compose for films, make my own records and play with artists who represent different styles. My dream as an innovator is to add some Eastern music flavor to rock and blues.

Everyone at MI congratulates Sinan on winning this prestigious award that supports the education and of a talented, evolving, and very deserving guitarist!

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

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