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ABOUT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE

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.

Musicians Institute’s comprehensive, innovative and artistic education in contemporary music includes:

  • Flexible options within each program
  • Acclaimed faculty & guest artists
  • 24/7 access to state-of-the-art Hollywood facilities
  • Networking with successful students & graduates
  • Practical applications of various musical styles, genres & concepts
  • Cross-cultural interaction with students from around the world

OUR FOUNDERS

Howard Roberts

 

Tommy Tedesco

 

MEDIA INQUIRIES

Stacie Dowthwaite
Director of Marketing
Musicians Institute
stacie@mi.edu
323-860-1147

PROGRAMS

Music Artist Programs

Music Artist Programs

Musicians Institute’s Music Artist Programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. Performance programs include five major instruments of study: Bass, DJ, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard and Vocal.

Production Programs

Production Programs

Musicians Institutes Production Programs prepare graduates for careers in today’s music industry by providing in-depth training in essential techniques as well as hands-on experience in state of the art facilities. Production programs include: Audio Engineering, Independent Artist and Music Composition for Visual Media.

Industry Programs

Industry Programs

Musicians Institutes Industry Programs prepare graduates for a career in two fields; Guitar Craft (Luthier Program) and Music Business. Students graduate with real world experience and connections to make them successful in the Industry that they love.

DEGREE OPTIONS

Bachelor of Music in Performance
A comprehensive academic degree focusing on instrumental performance along with music theory, ear training, musicianship, music history, and more.


Bachelor of Music in Composition
A comprehensive academic degree providing in-depth training in arranging, scoring and orchestration for visual media including lm, TV and video games.

Associates of Arts in Performance
Complete training in one of five instruments: Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard, and Vocal.

Associates of Science in Music Business
Complete training in entertainment law, music publishing and licensing, record labels, distribution, personal management, music industry history, international music publishing, accounting and nance, marketing, and visual media.

Certificate in Music Performance
A year-long program that provides complete training in musical skills, hands-on instrumental training, and extensive harmony, theory and ear training.

Certificate
A certificate in Production or Industry Programs provides an intensive, hands-on curriculum designed to prepare music professionals and artists for the demands of the music industry.

Non-Certificate
MI Select / MI Select Express is a customizable program for 5 or 10-week durations which allows students to combine lessons, classes, and workshops.

FACULTY

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.

DEBRA BYRD

Chair of MI’s Vocal Program. Named by Oprah Winfrey as “America’s Top Coach For Best Vocal Advice,” Byrd has worked with Kelly Clarkson, Carrie Underwood, Carly Rae Jepsen, Jennifer Hudson, and hundreds of singers from The Voice and American Idol.

FRANCIS BUCKLEY

Grammy Award-winning engineer & producer who has worked on many gold and platinum-selling recordings with artists such as Black Flag, Aerosmith, Celine Dion and Alanis Morissette.

JEFF BOWDERS

MI Alumnus turned Drum Instructor and author of the book Double Bass Drumming: The Mirrored Groove System. Jeff teaches Rock Drums, Rhythm Section Workshop, and Private Lessons.

SUCCESS STORIES

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, audio equipment manufacturers, and much more. Here are just a few of MI’s notable Success Stories.

Paul Gilbert || Guitar

Paul Gilbert || Guitar

Mr. Big / Racer X

Ray Luzier || Drums

Ray Luzier || Drums

Korn / Army of Anyone

Synyster Gates || Guitar

Synyster Gates || Guitar

Avenged Sevenfold

Kevin Hastings || Keyboard

Kevin Hastings || Keyboard

Rihanna / Jay-Z

Matt McJunkins || Bass

Matt McJunkins || Bass

A Perfect Circle / Puscifer

STATE-OF-THE-ART HOLLYWOOD CAMPUS

Campus Map

Musicians Institute
6752 Hollywood Blvd
Hollywood, CA 90028

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.

MI LIBRARY

STUDIO F

MI CONCERT HALL

HOLLYWOOD BVLD

FACTS AND FIGURES

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

CAMPUS SUMMARY

  • Main Building | South Entrance | 1655 McCadden Place
  • Main Building | North Entrance | 6752 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Passage | 6752 Hollywood Boulevard
  • Hawthorn Annex | 1621 N. McCadden Place
  • Highland Annex | 1622 N. Highland Avenue
  • Music Business Annex | 1518 N. Highland Avenue
  • Guitar Craft Academy | 7070 Santa Monica Boulevard

MI VISUAL IDENTITY

The MI Logo is approved for use in the lockups shown below (Horizontal, Stacked and Solo). Please refer to the Musicians Institute Brand and Style Guide for correct usage of the MI Logo.

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