FALL 2016 PRESIDENT’S AWARD DRUM SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Seongchang Jo

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Seongchang Jo with Drum Program Chair Stewart Jean

The inaugural President’s Award Drum Scholarship has been awarded to Musicians Institute Drum Program student: Seongchang Jo.  The Seoul, South Korea native earned the prestigious award with a strong demonstration of his specialized Latin and versatile, overall musical skills.

Describing his reasons for coming to MI, Seongchang states, “I want to learn more about Latin, Jazz, and difficult rudiments.”

He sees his education as an important key to achieving his career goals and aspirations of  “I want to be a musician/artist that can heal people.  It is because music has always healed (not only) me; but so many people.”

Everyone at MI would like to congratulate Seongchang on winning this prestigious award.

Special thanks to MI’s longtime owner Histake Shibuya for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Seongchang with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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