Guitar Program Chair Stig Mathisen (lt) with Arthur Avila III (rt)

Musicians Institute and The Musicians Foundation are pleased to announce that Arthur Avila III is the recipient of the Spring 2018 Melodic Soloing Scholarship.

Arthur comes to MI’s Guitar Program from El Paso, Texas with many years of playing experience and in possession of solid melodic soloing skills with a specialization in progressive rock and funk/fusion genres.

When asked why he chose to study at MI he added “I want to study my instrument to the fullest and learn the music industry. I believe MI is the only school that will help me achieve both, due to its diverse arena of music as well as its educators.”

He describes his professional goals and aspirations as follows: “my ultimate goal is to become an independent artist and share my music with the world. If I can inspire and influence others just with the power of music, that will be a dream come true.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Arthur on winning this very prestigious scholarship award, and we welcome him as he begins his studies and the many great experiences ahead at MI!

Special thanks to an anonymous MI Guitar Program alumnus (GIT class of 1980) for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Arthur with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful careers in the music industry.

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