Month: December 2016

Announcing the Winner of the George Duke Keyboard Scholarship at Musicians Institute: Renhui Goh

Renhui Goh (l.) with Dean of the School of Performance Studies | Pro Tem Chair of the Keyboard Program, Rachel Yoon

Renhui Goh (l.) with Dean of the School of Performance Studies and Chair of the Keyboard Program, Rachel Yoon (rt.)

Keyboardist Renhui Goh is the winner of the prestigious George Duke Keyboard Scholarship at Musicians Institute.

The multi-talented Bachelor of Music student comes to MI by way of Singapore having performed, studied and composed on the piano in a wide array of musical genres including: classical, jazz, rock, soul and funk as well as being in possession of solid vocal skills.

Renhui explains that she chose to study at Musicians Institute because “MI has a really open environment that encourages creation and collaboration.  Also, if you set your heart out to do anything, the teachers in MI will be sure to help you achieve it. I came to this school knowing very little about jazz, and I would say (in all honesty) that my teachers here have set the very foundation of my playing and philosophy towards life and music. I am very grateful for them”.

During her studies, she plans a continued focus on “developing my musicality as both an instrumentalist, and composer/arranger”.

After MI, Renhui’s career aspirations are to “be a versatile musician who can play, compose and arrange; work and collaborate with musicians and creatives all over the world and produce good work that will impact people and the community in positive ways”.

Everyone at MI congratulates Renhui on this achievement.   We look forward to seeing her reach her full potential while at MI. Special thanks to Rich Buchanan and James Chesser on behalf of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship Foundation; who generously funded this scholarship to honor the exceptional talents and artistic career of the legendary George Duke. The scholarship provides talented students like Renhui with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

George Duke

George Duke