The winner of the second annual N.W. Dible Foundation Songwriting Scholarship at Musicians Institute is the multi-talented Bachelor’s Degree student Hongbin Xu.
The current MI Bachelor of Music in Performance (Keyboard with an Audio Production Emphasis) is a lifelong musician and experienced session musician who comes to MI by way of China. Hongbin has been performing since childhood and has 8 years of songwriting experience.
Upon learning about his scholarship award, he shared “I really appreciate being chosen for this scholarship. It makes me feel good about what I’m doing and encourages me to keep on doing it.”
As he continues his studies, he plans to maintain his focus on “deepening my understanding of music, so that I can enjoy playing/writing more.” He added, “I’ve been studying at MI for over 4 years now and I’m still learning so much every day. MI has a lot of awesome professors who are passionate about teaching and I’m very grateful for that.”
After MI, Hongbin’s primary career aspirations are to: “be able to gig, write songs, and produce for a living.”
Everyone at Musicians Institute congratulates Hongbin on this achievement, and we look forward to seeing him reach his full potential while at MI.
Special thanks to the N.W. Dible Foundation for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Hongbin with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
The N.W. Dible Foundation aims to promote and support communities, organizations, and individuals involved in literary and creative arts activities. Among its guiding principles are education, creative achievement, cultural diversity and inclusion. The Foundation also supports health and the environmental sciences