Musicians Institute

Introduction
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Musicians Institute provides an innovative education that prepares graduates for creative and professional careers in the contemporary music industry. MI is dedicated to providing comprehensive instruction, facilities and other resources to support and inspire artistic and professional accomplishment.

Musicians Institute is a private institution that is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education and has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1981.

Why MI?

Musicians Institute is dedicated to inspiring artistic and academic excellence while preparing students for careers in the music and entertainment industry. Our cutting-edge educational offerings provide the information, skills and expertise necessary for musicians and creative professionals to achieve their goals. We strive to develop a diverse array of talented individuals who can enrich the global community with their artistic contributions.

Facilities at Musicians Institute

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Located in the center of Hollywood, California, Musicians Institute’s unique campus has a main building of 60,000 square feet that contains world class recording and performing facilities along with classrooms, practice rooms and library. Nearby facilities house MI’s administrative offices, additional classrooms, practice rooms, studios and performance rooms. The main building is open to students 24 hours a day, seven days a week, except on specific holidays.

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Programs

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Summer courses

Summer Course - Summer Shot (1 week Summer Camp in June 2017)

Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks June 2018 USA Hollywood

Get a taste of what your life could be like playing music—all day long! Spend a whirlwind week or two in Hollywood on MI’s state-of-the-art college campus, where you can get deeper inside the music industry and have an unforgettable summer experience. [+]

Summer Course - Summer Shot (1 week Summer Camp in June 2017) A TOTAL MUSIC IMMERSION EXPERIENCE Get a taste of what your life could be like playing music—all day long! Spend a whirlwind week or two in Hollywood on MI’s state-of-the-art college campus, where you can get deeper inside the music industry and have an unforgettable summer experience. Hit the stage, the studio or the workshop while learning from award-winning teachers and clinicians. JOIN A BAND + PERFORM ON STAGE WRITE & RECORD SONGS + PRODUCE BEATS BUILD A GUITAR SCHEDULE Pick one week or two—it’s up to you! WEEK 1: JUNE 19-23, 2017 WEEK 2: JUNE 26-30, 2017 COST The cost of a one-week session is just $1,500. Get an additional 10% discount when you sign up for both weeks! PROGRAMS You’re welcome to choose one of the programs below for each week you attend Summer Shot. BASS Bring your bass to Hollywood, and improve your groove in any style from funk to punk. Sessions Include: Rhythm Section Workshop: Group performance and chart reading Bass Playing Technique: Covers correct posture, hand position, picking, and muting Studio Recording: Performing in the digital recording environment Fretboard Basics: Applying scales & harmony to the bass neck Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included Upright Bass, Funk, Punk, Hard Rock, Metal, and Slap Bass DRUMS Grab your sticks and drop some fresh beats while spending a week at MI’s state-of-the-art Hollywood campus. Sessions Include: Developing Your Groove: Improving sense... [-]

Associate of Arts

The Associate of Arts in Musical Instruments and Vocal Performance Programs

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Hollywood

Musicians Institute’s challenging music performance programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. The intensive program emphasizes the development of stylistic depth... [+]

The Associate of Arts in Musical Instruments and Vocal Performance Programs Musicians Institute’s challenging music performance programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. The intensive program emphasizes the development of stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparing students to enter the contemporary music industry. Performance programs include five major instruments of study: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard and Vocal. Bass MI’s Bass programs have been setting the standard for contemporary bass education for over three decades. Under the direction of a world-class teaching staff of professional bassists, you develop the techniques, musicianship, technological expertise and playing experience to handle any style from funk to rock, jazz, Latin, R&B and more while you also unlock your unique playing style. MI’s performing opportunities are unmatched by any bass school in the world, and graduates are performing, recording, producing, composing and anchoring rhythm sections around the world. Drums MI’s Drum programs offer the world’s most-imitated approach to contemporary drum education. At MI, drumming is a total-immersion experience —learn a new groove or fill in the morning and use it on stage that same afternoon under the supervision of working professionals. Gain first-hand access to some of the greatest drummers in the world through frequent clinics and concerts. The program is constantly evolving to meet the changing needs of drummers and the workplace, going beyond traditional drumming skills to include electronic drumming, digital recording, loops and sequencing. An MI Drum education gives you the... [-]

Associate of Science

Industry - Associate of Science Degree in Music Business

Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 USA Hollywood

The Associate of Science in Music Business degree provides students with in-depth training in a diverse range of subjects encountered in today’s music industry. In addition to principal courses in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, personal management and more, [+]

Associate of Science Degree The Associate of Science in Music Business degree provides students with in-depth training in a diverse range of subjects encountered in today’s music industry. In addition to principal courses in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, personal management and more, the Associate of Science degree also includes courses in music industry history, international music publishing, accounting and finance, marketing, and visual media. Students partake in two internships as well as supportive music courses covering song structure, recording and production, and critical listening skills. The Associate of Science in Music Business degree prepares students with a strong foundation to become music industry professionals in areas such as record labels, music publishing, artist management, touring, entrepreneurship and more. Program Features Training by Industry Professionals Industry-veteran instructors bring first-hand knowledge of all aspects of the music business directly to the classroom, from A&R and promotion to contracts, distribution, publishing, and management. Real-World Internships Many of MI’s Music Business Program students find work in industry internship positions, which help to foster important industry relationships and in many cases, full-time employment opportunities Record Companies: Learn How They Work, Start Your Own Learn the complete record company business cycle from A&R and duplication to promotion and distribution as you bring an actual independent artist to market. Music Entrepreneurs: the Future is yours The music industry is undergoing a radical transformation as old business models crumble. Independent music entrepreneurs with fresh ideas will mould the new models that will replace... [-]

Certificate

Artist Certificate in Independent Artist

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hollywood

MI’s Independent Artist Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist in today’s music world. [+]

Independent Artist Program MI’s Independent Artist Program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist in today’s music world. Experienced instructors guide you through the complete creative process from songwriting, arranging, recording and production to marketing and promotion. Use your personal laptop audio workstation to record and mix live vocals, instruments, samples and loops into finished tracks, then showcase them on your self-designed website. Whether you are a singer, DJ, producer, rapper or instrumentalist, MI prepares you to take control of your future. All programs include: Personal Digital Studio Train directly on your laptop audio workstation as you learn to sequence, sample, record, edit and mix – the world is your studio! Original Recording Production An experienced Project Advisor guides you as you write, arrange, record, produce and mix your final recording project. Musical and Creative Development Learn techniques for evaluating and improving your songwriting, arrangements, and recordings in workshop-style classes. Independent Artist Career Skills Learn how to manage your own career as an independent artist and assemble a complete industry-standard press kit to help you publicize your live shows and CDs. Independent Artist Program required courses include: Independent Artist Project Recording Project I/II DIY Music Marketing Recording Techniques I/II Apple Logic I/II Song Writing 1 The Business Your Career Plan Visual Media I/II Elective Courses include: Private Lessons Song Analysis Songwriting Techniques I/II Artist Development I/II Music Internship Synthesis and Sampling I/II Intro to Music Publishing Scoring for Film... [-]

Certificate in Audio Engineering

Campus Full time 6 - 9 months September 2017 USA Hollywood

As a MI Audio Engineering student, you’ll learn how to function in today’s professional audio production environments – recording studios, venues, post production houses and/or film houses. [+]

Certificate in Audio Engineering As a MI Audio Engineering student, you’ll learn how to function in today’s professional audio production environments – recording studios, venues, post production houses and/or film houses. Not only will you be taught by industry experienced instructors, you’ll gain practical experience on professional-level consoles and recording equipment. It’s in MI’s world class studios where you’ll be working with artists, mic’ing up session players, and doing final mixes. Altogether, you’ll be developing sophisticated technical and organizational skills that are vital to today’s successful engineers. IN MI’S AUDIO ENGINEERING PROGRAM, STUDENTS: Manage the entire audio production process from pre-production and tracking to mixing and mastering. Take foundational classes in Critical Listening, Musicianship, and Mac Basics and Gear Set-up. Learn fundamentals of the Music Business in The Business of Audio. Learn ProTools from an Avid Certified Instructor, or Logic from a Logic Certified Instructor. Have the ability to take the ProTools certification exams or Logic certification exam. Have access to the extensive live sound curriculum with the ability to engineer in-house concerts. Gain industry ready post-production skills such as field recording, film mixing, editing, and ADR. THE AUDIO ENGINEERING PROGRAM INCLUDES: World-Class Studio Facilities Track, overdub and mix in one of MI’s professionally built recording studios or Digital Audio Workstation (DAW) labs. Studio A – A SSL Duality SE 24-channel hybrid analog/digital console with ProTools HDX System Studio B – Digital recording and 5.1 surround mixing techniques on a Pro Tools HD system Studio C – An API 1608... [-]

Industry - DJ Performance and Production

Campus Full time September 2017 USA Hollywood

Musicians Institute’s Certificate in DJ Performance and Production is a 2-quarter, 30-unit program for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists and electronic music composers and performers. [+]

Musicians Institute’s Certificate in DJ Performance and Production is a 2-quarter, 30-unit program for aspiring DJs, producers, beat-makers, remix artists and electronic music composers and performers. Students are provided with in-depth knowledge and training in the latest technologies, tools and techniques used in contemporary electronic performance and production. Subjects also include Beat-Matching, Vinyl Turntablism, various DAWs such as Ableton Live, Digital DJ solutions such as Traktor and Serato, Synth Programming, Sound Design and much more. Students will also be trained on tools that have defined DJ’ing, including (but not limited to) Vinyl DJ’ing, and CDJ setups as well. Multiple Settings This program allows students to study contemporary electronic music and Hip-Hop techniques and implement them within a solo setting AND a live band setting. Cross-Pollination DJ Performance and Production students take full advantage of MI’s unparalleled faculty, facilities and programs encompassing Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology, Vocals, Audio Engineering, Music Business, Guitar Craft and Independent Artist Development. Music Business Students learn about income streams, social media management, business contracts, publishing law, touring and other necessary aspects of being a professional DJ or producer. Final Concert The program culminates in a Final Concert, where each student demonstrates his or her abilities in a live performance event. Faculty Scratch Champion DJ Jedi Ableton Worldwide Certified Artist Josh Spoon Acclaimed House/Techno producer Art Bleek Prolific House/Disco DJ and producer Magic Touch Mi Programs are fast paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your... [-]

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