Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Will Horton (rt)

Talented guitarist Will Horton has been named as winner of the Fall 2017 D’Addario Guitar Scholarship.  Coming to Musicians Institute’s Guitar Program from Conway, Arkansas, Will brings a versatile array of playing skills and six years of playing experience in the classic rock, progressive rock and metal genres.

Will decided to attend MI in order to “get a better sense of understanding when it comes to songwriting from an orchestration point of view. I’m also determined to find my personal voice on my instrument that is unique and different from my biggest influences. At MI, I feel as though I can achieve these things and more. I want to study at MI because I feel that it would be a great environment to learn music and it is a way for me to find common interests with other musicians. The vast amount of opportunities are overwhelming, and I’m prepared to take advantage of all I can.”

He sees his education and these skills as an important key to achieving his dream of one day being able to “pursue a career in music and be in a touring progressive rock band. I’m ready to take my musicianship to the next level, I’ve written a lot of music that I feel is exceptional and would like to share these ideas with other musicians who can give their part in it.”

Everyone at MI welcomes Will to the Guitar Program and congratulates him on winning this very prestigious award!

Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, D’Addario Strings and The D’Addario Music Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Will with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.

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