Musicians Institute

A contemporary music school dedicated to inspiring
artistic & academic excellence.

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Open House

On-Campus on Saturday, November 12, 2022

Virtual on Saturday, December 10, 2022

Find out for yourself why thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the launching pad for their
careers.

Financing Your Education

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You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

MIO Info Session

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Meet the MI Online team as they guide you through the MIO platform, the diverse program offerings, and the steps needed to apply.

Musicians Institute

A contemporary music school
dedicated to inspiring artistic & academic excellence.

Open House

On-Campus on Saturday, November 12, 2022
Virtual on Saturday, December 10, 2022

Find out for yourself why thousands of
musicians from all over the world have
made MI the launching pad for
their careers.

Financing Your Education

FinAidInfoSessionDate———-

You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

MIO Info Session

MIOInfoSessionDate——-
 

Meet the MI Online team as they guide you through the MIO platform, the diverse program offerings, and the steps needed to apply.

Enrollment is still open
for Fall quarter!

MI and MI Online are still enrolling for the Fall 2022 quarter. Apply today!

*Fall quarter starts October 10, 2022

Enrollment is still open
for Fall quarter!

MI and MI Online are still enrolling for
the Fall 2022 quarter. Apply today!

*Fall quarter starts October 10, 2022

You’re in the Spotlight at MI

Musicians Institute offers a blend of unique personalized education and Hollywood music industry connections that you will not find anywhere else. At MI, your musical journey and progress always takes center stage.

Hollywood Location

Our campus is located in the middle of the entertainment industry, including the worlds of music, film, television and beyond. Students will have access to the finest live music venues, along with opportunities and possibilities to visit, intern and work at the best studios and sought after music labels in the world.

Private Lessons

MI Music Performance students are given one hour private lessons with their instructors every week and/or open counseling to strengthen their skills on a personalized scale. Music Production and Recording and Music Industry students also have project advising available, where instructors will critique and advise each student on their final project.

Live Performance Workshops

As part of the curriculum, MI students perform weekly in Live Performance Workshops (LPWs). MI is unique in giving students a fully immersive stage experience as soon as they start their classes. The song selections are changed weekly, so students can gain experience with diverse genres, making them stronger musicians for their careers beyond MI.

Clinics

Every quarter, students have access to attend free clinics and seminars from visiting musicians from around the world. The topics and genres presented by clinicians are diverse to allow students a well-rounded insight into the music industry and working professionals.

Mentors/Networking

MI students have direct, one-on-one access to successful industry professionals, who can offer personalized career advice on their progress and projects. The Artist & Career Services (ACS) team strives to continually grow and evolve our list of mentors, so students can always speak to professionals thriving in the current music industry today.

Hollywood Location

Our campus is located in the middle of the entertainment industry, including the worlds of music, film, television and beyond. Students will have access to the finest live music venues, along with opportunities and possibilities to visit, intern and work at the best studios and sought after music labels in the world.

Private Lessons

MI Music Performance students are given one hour private lessons with their instructors every week and/or open counseling to strengthen their skills on a personalized scale. Music Production and Recording and Music Industry students also have project advising available, where instructors will critique and advise each student on their final project.

Live Performance Workshops

As part of the curriculum, MI students perform weekly in Live Performance Workshops (LPWs.) MI is unique in giving students a fully immersive stage experience as soon as they start their classes. The song selections are changed weekly, so students can gain experience with diverse genres, making them stronger musicians for their careers beyond MI.

Clinics

Every quarter, students have access to attend free clinics and seminars from visiting musicians from around the world. The topics and genres presented by clinicians are diverse to allow students a well-rounded insight into the music industry and working professionals.

Mentors/Networking

MI students have direct, one-on-one access to successful industry professionals, who can offer personalized career advice on their progress and projects. The Artist & Career Services (ACS) team strives to continually grow and evolve our list of mentors, so students can always speak to professionals thriving in the current music industry.

Music Programs & Degrees Offered

Musicians Institute offers a full range of degrees and a wide variety of areas of concentration in the field of contemporary music. Study music with some of the best working musicians in the world. Check out our programs to see why we’re one of the best music schools around.

MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Musicians Institute’s Music Performance Programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. Performance programs in our music college include five major instruments of study:

Master of Music / Bachelor of Music / Associate of Arts / Certificate
BASS
DRUM
GUITAR
HORNS
KEYBOARD
VOCAL

Certificate
DJ
SONGWRITING

MUSIC PRODUCTION & RECORDING

Musicians Institute’s production programs provide students with the educational foundation for careers as producers, audio engineers, beat makers, composers for visual media including film, television, animation and games. Our production programs include:

Bachelor of Music
MUSIC COMPOSITION
SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION

Associate of Science
STUDIO RECORDING

Certificate
ARTIST PRODUCER ENTREPRENEUR
AUDIO ENGINEERING
ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION
INDEPENDENT ARTIST PROGRAM

MUSIC INDUSTRY

Musicians Institute’s Industry programs offer students the foundation for a successful career as a music business professional. From marketing, to royalties and music law, students will get an extensive education to help them navigate the full industry with ease.

Associate of Science / Certificate
MUSIC BUSINESS

Certificate
GUITAR CRAFT ACADEMY – NASHVILLE

ALTERNATIVE PROGRAMS

MI ACADEMY

The Musicians Institute Academy is a performance-based music education program designed to guide and inspire young people (and beyond) as they find their voices as musicians. The Saturday Academy classes were created to allow students to practice their passion at their own pace, where they will receive private lessons, open counseling, lessons in video techniques, branding, and more.

MI ACADEMY


 

SUMMER SHOT
MI’s Summer Shot experience is an interactive summer music program for musicians 12 and older. This immersive week-long program will pair students with award-winning instructors in performance or production-based programs, so they can get a taste of a future career in music and just have fun!

SUMMER SHOT


MI SELECT
MI Select are non-certificate programs designed to provide students with “a taste of MI” if they want another option to studying full-time.

MI SELECT


PRO TOOLS CERTIFICATION
The Avid Pro Tools® certification courses are non-accredited courses designed for those who wish to acquire their Avid User and/or Operator Certification through weekend classes at Musicians Institute in Hollywood, CA.

PRO TOOLS CERTIFICATION

Earn a music degree from anywhere.

MI Online is the online extension of MI’s rich history and core philosophies, offering access to MI’s acclaimed curriculum and supportive, interactive course content to anyone, and in any part of the world. Regardless of where life is taking you, MI Online will be there to help you make your music dreams come true.

MI Online is the online extension of MI’s rich history and core philosophies, offering access to MI’s acclaimed curriculum and supportive, interactive course content to anyone, and in any part of the world. Regardless of where life is taking you, MI Online will be there to help you make your music dreams come true.

Why MI Online?

Flexible Schedule

Receive MI’s curriculum in an online environment designed to be flexible and engaging, so you can better manage other work and life obligations.

More Affordable

MI Online’s per-credit cost is less than our campus option, meaning more money for life outside of school.

Peer to Peer Learning

You’ll be part of a global peer community, learning and collaborating on group projects, class discussions, peer critiques and more.

MI’s Hollywood History

Founded in 1977, Musicians Institute (MI) is a College of Contemporary Music built on the idea that musicians should teach—and learn from—other musicians in a creative, supportive environment. MI has been home to many influential and groundbreaking musicians and it continues to pass this legacy to our students of today.

Read More About
MI’s Iconic History

See what
MI is all about.

See what MI is all about.

Upcoming Events

Open House 

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

Financing Your Education

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You’ll learn about everything from
an overview of the financial aid
process, to key documents you’ll
encounter, and different funding
sources that can help you manage
costs.

MIO Info Session

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Meet the MI Online team as they
guide you through the MIO
platform, the diverse program
offerings, and the steps needed to
apply.

Upcoming Events

Open House

On-Campus:

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Virtual:

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Find out for yourself why
thousands of musicians from all
over the world have made MI the
launching pad for their careers.

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

"The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered."

Alumni Success
Stories

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Derek Keota Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERIG PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

Keith Hetrick Best R&B Album Grammy Nomination

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“I think the most important things I took away from my time at MI were the relationships I made with other creatives; across all walks of life, and across all parts of the world.”

Bishop Briggs Singer/Songwriter

VOCAL PROGRAM

“I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music.”

Justin Derrico Pink/NBC’s The Voice

GUITAR PROGRAM

“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for MI.”

Alumni Success Stories

Bishop Briggs Singer/Songwriter

VOCAL PROGRAM

“I truly never saw myself doing anything other than music.”

Derek Keota Best Engineered Album Grammy Nomination

AUDIO ENGINEERING PROGRAM

“To say MI has been a life-changing experience would be an understatement.”

Nicole Row Panic! At the Disco

BASS PROGRAM

“The most important thing I took from MI was what you do with what you’re given. I tried my best to absorb everything I heard, and took every gig I was offered.”

Keith Hetrick Best R&B Album Grammy Nomination

KEYBOARD PROGRAM

“I think the most important things I took away from my time at MI were the relationships I made with other creatives; across all walks of life, and across all parts of the world.”

Justin Derrico Pink/NBC’s The Voice

GUITAR PROGRAM

“I definitely wouldn’t be where I am today if it weren’t for MI.”

Financial Aid

Covering the cost of education can be difficult, from tuition to class materials and supplies to everyday living expenses. MI is committed to helping students with every available financial aid opportunity.

Ready to Start Your Journey?

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

Ready to Start Your Journey?

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an Application for Admission, and get started with the best music college!

Financial Aid

Covering the cost of education can be difficult, from tuition to class materials and supplies to everyday living expenses. MI is committed to helping students with every available financial aid opportunity.

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