FALL 2016 BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION SCHOLARSHIP WINNER: Ben Levin

Ben Levin with Rachel Yoon, Dean of the Bachelor's Program

Ben Levin with Rachel Yoon, Dean of the Bachelor’s Program

Guitarist Ben Levin is the winner of the second annual Bachelor of Music in Composition Scholarship at Musicians Institute.  The newly enrolling Bachelor’s Degree in Composition Program student comes to MI by way of Alma Ata, Kazakhstan (USSR) and Israel having performed and composed music in a wide array of genres including: Rock/Fusion, Pop, Blues/Country, Jazz, Classical, Experimental, and Electronic music. Ben has been composing, editing and recording music for the past 12 years.

Upon learning about his award, Ben explains that he chose to study at MI because “MI is the best and the most practical school in the Los Angeles area, and it’s where I can earn a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Composition.  I hope to bring honor and excellence to MI during my time here. 

During his studies, he plans to focus on “taking my composing, editing, arranging, mixing, mastering , and musical idea implementation skills to the next level. I hope to learn how to be a leader and a unique composer that writes music that stands out from the rest.”

After MI,  Ben’s career aspirations are to “compose music until the last day of my life. To be able to support myself financially with music, and write at least one composition that will change the world.  I also want to produce and release an album.”  He adds, “I want to work at the studio as a Studio Engineer, Producer, and Composer and to be involved at the music process on all levels.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Ben 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 The Musicians Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Ben with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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