The 2021 Schecter Michael Anthony Bass Scholarship, named in honor of the world-renown Van Halen, Chickenfoot and Sammy Hagar bassist has been awarded to Bryan Blew.
Bryan comes to Musicians Institute from Kansas City, Kansas by way of Las Vegas, NV with more than 30 years of bass playing and performing experience specializing in Jazz, Funk, Rock, Worship/Gospel/Church music, and is currently enrolled in MI‘s Bass Performance program.
When asked why he chose to study at MI, Bryan shared “I chose MI because of the reputation and location, and I want to make a step-up in both my playing and my career path. I hope to learn as much as I can at MI, including the newer recording technologies; learning from the instructors (and also the younger students), networking, auditions, and getting “pro” gigs.”
He added, “this scholarship means a lot because it gives me more financial flexibility at MI. Plus, I just like winning, setting a goal and meeting it. To be awarded a scholarship with Michael Anthony’s name and Schecter on it is pretty cool.”
Bryan’s shared that his long term career goals include, “to be the best, as well as being a musical director and bassist of a large Pop act while having a small Jazz combo on the side, writing and recording my own music and teaching at Musicians Institute.”
Everyone at Musicians Institute congratulates Bryan for winning this prestigious scholarship!
Special thanks to our longtime industry partner, Schecter Guitar Research for generously sponsoring this scholarship, which helps to provide talented students like Bryan with the support, tools and recognition they need to launch successful and creative careers in the music industry.
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