FALL 2019 Melodic Soloing Guitar Scholarship WINNER: Joseph Peterson

Guitar Dept. Chair Stig Mathisen (l.) with Joe Peterson

Musicians Institute and The Musicians Foundation are pleased to announce that Joseph Peterson is the recipient of the Fall 2019 Melodic Soloing Guitar Scholarship.

Joseph comes to MI’s Guitar Program from Dyer, Indiana with 6 years of playing experience and in possession of solid melodic soloing skills with a specialization in Metal and ’80’s Hair Metal genres.

During his studies at MI, he will focus on “gaining a good understanding of music theory and studying other genres of music.”  When asked why he chose to study at MI, Joseph added “I chose MI because of the school’s reputation, resources and the location of the school in Los Angeles”

He describes his professional goals and aspirations as follows: “my dreams and aspirations are probably similar to all of the other students at MI, in that I want to be in my own touring band making music I love with people I enjoy working with.”

Everyone at MI congratulates Joseph 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 Joseph with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful careers in the music industry.

To learn more about the MI Alumni Community click HERE and HERE

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