Drum Program Chair Stewart Jean (l.) with Vedansh Tripathi (rt.)

The Drum Program at Musicians Institute and The Musicians Foundation are pleased to announce that talented rock drummer Vedansh Tripathihas been named the winner of the prestigious Chuck Silverman Memorial Drum Scholarship. The scholarship was created to honor the memory, exceptional talent and artistic career of longtime MI Drum faculty member Chuck Silverman.

Vedansh comes to MI from Kanpur City, India, and will focus on “learning about the music business and the industry in general as well as meeting a lot of new people and getting better at my craft” during his studies at MI.   

Upon receiving his scholarship award, Vedansh acknowledged that he chose to study at MI because contemporary music interests me and MI has a great roster of alumni and faculty that I would benefit from. The infrastructure and facilities provided are an added bonus.”

He describes his future professional goals and aspirations are to be “a working/ performing drummer with amazing musicians and artists from all around the world.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Vedansh 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 family and friends of Chuck Silverman for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Vedansh with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry. 


Chuck Silverman

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