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Melodic Soloing Guitar Scholarship | USA

Musicians Institute California is a non-profit contemporary music institute in Los Angeles, California.

Students at Musicians Institute California can receive academic diplomas and certificates, as well as – by transferring their studies from Los Angeles City College – Associate of Arts and Bachelor of Music degrees in both performance and music composition. The institute has been in existence since 1977.

The Musicians Institute offers instrumental performance program in instruments such as guitar, drums, piano, keyboard technology and songs. The music industry program range from music industry sound engineers, freelance artist programme, guitar craft academy and music commerce. In addition to academic degrees, the institute also offers Associate of Arts, Associate of Science and Bachelor of Music degrees.

Scholarship description:
The Melodic Soloing Guitar Scholarship at the California Musicians Institute is available to graduate and international students in the mastery of music and have the opportunity to be a part of the California Musicians Institute.

The Melodic Soloing Scholarship has been established to encourage and promote students with the talent, creativity, ability and interest to perform imaginative and improvised melodic guitar solos of all types and in all musical forms. The scholarship was originally funded through the generous support of a 1980 GIT class, an affiliate of the MI Guitar Program, and is provided to help develop and promote a student’s academic skills in the Guitar Associate of Arts program.

The scholarship will be offered each spring and fall to a new or returning guitar student who displays exceptional musical talent and performs their unique musical voice on the instrument as a soloist in any style of music.

  • Host University: Musicians Institute California;
  • Host Country: USA;
  • Study Level: Graduate Level;
  • Scholarship Type: Partial Funding;
  • Scholarship Worth: 1,500$;
  • Eligible Countries: International Students;
  • Subjects available: Music;
  • Application Deadline: March 05, 2021.

Scholarship Benefits:

The Institute of Musicians will offer a first term academic tuition of $1,500.00, which will be charged in the first term of the program.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Students are required to continue full-time registration at 12 units for the entire period of the scholarship. If successful application and academic performance are not achieved and sustained throughout the time of the award, the grant will be terminated;
  • Scholarships are not eligible for transfer and cannot be assigned to another person, program or beginning of the program beyond the original date of award;
  • Currently and recently signed up AA guitar students only ;
  • International students and U.S. citizens are both eligible;
  • Can take place in the Associate of Arts in Performance Guitar program only.
  • The Certificate, MI Select, and Bachelor’s degrees are not acceptable;
  • Former recipients of this award are also not considered for this scholarship.

Application process:

  • Required documents: Should include a YouTube video, which needs to show, at a minimum, three songs that show evidence of an excellent performance as an instrumental melodic soloist in any style, on electric and/or acoustical guitar. Candidates must also present three live performances: as a group or duo;
  • Eligibility conditions: Candidates should continue to complete 12 full-time units for the entire period of the scholarship;
  • Language Qualification: Students who did not complete their studies in English will be required to prove that they have an acceptable skill level in English.

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