Founded in the heart of Hollywood in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music. This unique college offers a complete education in every aspect of the music industry, including instrumental performance, composing for video games, audio engineering, guitar building, music business, and training in the latest music technology. Through real-world experience and guidance from working professionals, students can earn a variety of degrees and certificates, while taking advantage of networking opportunities at its state-of-the-art Hollywood campus. MI connects students to the global music industry with all the tools they need to enhance their careers and pursue their artistic dreams. For more information, visit www.mi.edu.
Musicians Institute’s comprehensive, innovative and artistic education in contemporary music includes:
Musicians Institute offers a variety of educational programs and degree options for both performance and music industry specializations.
Download the MI Brochure for more detailed descriptions on each program.
Musicians Institute hosts a highly skilled faculty with extensive experience in the world of contemporary music. Each department boasts a number of widely respected instructors who are able to impart to students practical information earned in professional careers. In addition to its full-time faculty base, MI also regularly provides students with unprecedented access to visiting special guest artists.
Musicians Institute is perhaps best known for the successes of its graduates—including hundreds of currently working professionals in many music-related fields, such as: independent artists, session players, record label executives, studio engineers, guitar builders, engineers, audio equipment manufacturers, and much more. Here are just a few of MI’s notable alumni. For updated details on these and other Success Stories, visit www.mi.edu/student-life/success-stories.
Located at the bustling intersection of Hollywood and Highland in Los Angeles, Musicians Institute’s campus includes facilities devoted to a variety of programs and purposes. The 60,000-square-foot Main Complex is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, except holidays. It includes a variety of performance venues, recording studios, classrooms, practice and private lesson rooms, production labs, and a library. Studios are equipped with the latest technology including a SSL Duality SE 24-Channel Hybrid console, a THX-certified dubbing stage, an API 1608 32-channel analog console, an Avid Euphonix S5 Fusion 24 console, software programs such as Logic, ProTools, Ableton Live, Sibelius and Finale; and much more.
YEAR FOUNDED: 1977
TYPE OF COLLEGE: Special Focus Institution
ACCREDITATION: National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation
FACULTY PROFILE: 260 Faculty. Average student/teacher ratio is between 6:1 and 9:1
APPLICATION FEE: $100 Non-refundable
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