Musicians Institute is a private institution that is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education. Such approval to operate requires compliance with state standards as set forth in the Ed. Code. MI has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1981. The National Association of Schools of Music is recognized by the United States Department of Education (USDE).


Master of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles)


Bachelor of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles/General)

Bachelor of Music Composition (Scoring for Visual Media)


Associate of Arts in Performance (Audio Engineering, Bass, Drums, Guitar, Guitar Craft, Keyboard Technology, Music Business, Recording Artist, Vocal)

Associate of Science in Post-Production Audio

Associate of Science in Live Music Event Production

Associate of Science in Music Business

Associate of Science in Studio Recording



Certificate in Artist/Producer/Entrepreneur

  • School Performance Fact Sheet

Certificate in Audio Engineering

Certificate in Audio Engineering (Live Sound Production)

Certificate in DJ Performance & Production

Certificate in Electronic Music Production

Certificate in Guitar Craft

Certificate in Guitar Craft – Acoustic Guitar Design

Certificate in Guitar Craft – Set Neck Design

School Performance Fact Sheet

Certificate in Independent Artist Development

Certificate in Music Business

Certificate in Music Business – Entrepreneur

Certificate in Performance (Bass, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard Technology, Vocal)

Certificate in Performance (Keyboard Technology, Production)

Certificate in Songwriting

  • School Performance Fact Sheet



Non-Certificate Training Program (Bass, Guitar, Keyboards, Percussion, Voice)

  • Musicians Institute is a private institution that is approved to operate in the State of California by the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education (BPPE). Approval to operate means that the institute has met (and is in compliance with) minimum standards set forth by the California Education Code and Title 5, Division 7.5 of the California Code of Regulations.

    Musicians Institute has been an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Music since 1981.

    You may download from the institution a list of employment positions determined to be in the field for which a student received education and training below:

    Non-Certificate Training in Music

    For further information on BPPE, you may download MI’s BPPE Annual Report or visit the Bureau website at:

    A list of resources used to substantiate salary disclosures is available in the Student and Industry Support Center on Campus located in the Passage. Office hours: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm.

    Please click here to make an appointment with SISC.

  • Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Report is published annually and is designed to inform you of MI’s campus crime statistics, security policies and steps you can take to maximize your personal safety.

  • Musicians Institute supports the use of timely warning notices as a means of preventing crimes or other serious incidents and to notify the College community of crimes committed on campus and/or in adjacent vicinities. Members of the Musicians Institute community are encouraged to immediately report to the Campus Safety and Security Department crimes and other serious incidents in order to allow issue of a timely warning notice (if/as appropriate).

    The College is also committed to ensuring that appropriate information is disseminated quickly and accurately in an emergency situation. Campus Safety and Security Department is responsible for coordinating emergency preparedness efforts, including emergency response and evacuation policies and procedures, in coordination with the College’s senior management team. Emergency policies, procedures, and notification systems are evaluated as needed and tested on an annual basis.

    The Campus Safety and Security Department Manager, along with senior management determine when and how to issue timely warning notices and emergency notifications. Without delay and taking into account the safety of the College community, they determine the content of the notification and initiate the notification system—with the exception of instances in which issuing such notification, may compromise efforts to assist victim or to contain, respond to, or otherwise mitigate an emergency.

    Timely warning and emergency notifications to students, faculty, and staff include the use of School Messenger; Musicians Institute’s electronic (SMS) notification system; email; web postings; and/or signage. Inclusion in this process is automatic for all administrative personnel and for all currently registered students.

    This manual was compiled for the Musicians Institute to help ensure the safety of the buildings’ occupants in the event of an emergency.

    If you have any questions about this process, please call or email the Campus Safety and Security Department desk at 323-860-1127 or you may contact the Campus Safety and Security Department Manager at 323-860-1107 /

    Please note that School Messenger is only as useful as the contact information you provide.

    With this in mind, it is important that you keep your contact information up-to-date, should a need for emergency contact be required.

  • Drug and Alcohol Prevention Information: Musicians Institute is committed to maintaining a drug-free environment for students and employees. MI students, staff and faculty are prohibited from the unlawful manufacture, distribution, possession, or use of illicit drugs or alcohol.

    For more information, refer to the documents below:

  • 2021 MI Course Catalogs

    Get the details in our Course Catalogs! Program requirements, tuition for individual programs, course information and faculty bios can all be found here.


  • 2017 Brochure

    Take a brief look at MI’s Academic Programs and get acquainted with MI’s educational philosophy and hands-on approach to music education.



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