DRUM PROGRAM
MI ONLINE

LAUNCHING SPRING 2020

Associate of Arts in Music Performance
Certificate of Music in Performance
Los Angeles, CA

MI Online’s Drum programs are designed to fully prepare aspiring drummers for a successful career in today’s music business. Our exciting program is contemporary and diverse and sets our graduates on the path to accomplish all of their goals as working drummers.

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AN IMMERSIVE EXPERIENCE

The drum programs on MI Online offer a diverse and practical approach to contemporary drum education. With MI Online’s classes, you gain first-hand access to some of the greatest drummers in the world.

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 real-world experience and confidence you need to meet the changing demands of the profession while you also preserve your individual vision as a player.

DEGREES OFFERED

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

The intensive A.A. curriculum prepares musicians to perform in any professional situation, along with learning professional development skills such as basic computer use, EPK creation, resume and bio writing, and social media as a tool for business and networking. The Associate of Arts Degree is intended to equip students with the knowledge and training needed to become professional performers in today’s music industry.

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Students can earn a Certificate in MI’s Performance Studies program for Drum. With an innovative 360-degree approach to music education, MI’s Drum Certificate is centered on Reading, Technique and Performance. This Certificate program provides students with a broad foundation of knowledge and practical experience, encouraging the rapid development of skills in preparation for a range of professional music performance situations.

CAREERS

Our students graduate as well-rounded musicians, thanks to our well-developed and immersive college drum curriculum. MI Online students enter the work field with a robust skill set which enables them to handle live or studio gigs, utilize modern technology, publish music and negotiate business deals. Common career paths for those who have completed our drum program include:

TOURING DRUMMERS
STUDIO MUSICIANS
SOLO ARTIST
CLINICIAN

AUTHOR
ARTIST RELATIONS MANAGER
PRODUCT SPECIALIST
DRUM TECH

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?

MI has a competitive curriculum that will make sure students are fully prepared for everything they can encounter in a drumming career.

  • Cutting Edge – Courses such as E-Drumming, Studio Drumming and Timekeeping present the latest technical side of drumming with a focus on Ableton Live, ProTools, and sound production. Our newest course, E-drumming Essentials, helps students further gain experience using acoustic triggers, triggering pads, multi pads, and e-kits.
  • Traditional – Drum Reading, Drum Technique and Developing Your Groove offer a clear and cohesive presentation of the fundamentals of drumming.
  • Balanced – Keyboard Proficiency, Drum Recording, Harmony & Theory and Ear Training give our drummers a musical edge with knowledge to expand their careers in the songwriting and publishing fields.
COURSE CATALOG

For a detailed look at all of MI’s program offerings, you can find the course catalog here.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS
Record A. and B. with a clearly audible metronome or drum machine (your playing must be distinct from the accompaniment).

A. Play two of the following rudiments at any tempo with consistent execution: Paradiddle, Double-Stroke Roll, Five-Stroke Roll, Six-Stroke Roll, Flam Taps, Four-Stroke Ruff.

B. Play 60 seconds of a syncopated rhythm groove with fills in any style and any tempo (NOT a solo).

C. Submit two performances that best represent your style and abilities. The recording may be solo or may include other musicians or play-along tracks. You may submit previously recorded material that features your playing, whether original material or covers.

D. Speaking Voice: Record your own speaking voice with a short narrative explaining why you wish to attend Musicians Institute.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships in all of our programs. Please visit our Scholarship page for more information.

FINANCIAL AID

Please visit MI’s Financial Aid page for all the details on how you can qualify.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

International students make up nearly one-fourth of MI’s total student population, representing more than 50 countries throughout the world while creating a unique and diverse learning environment, full of endless opportunities in Hollywood and beyond. For more info, please visit the International Students page.

SUCCESS STORIES

FACULTY SPOTLIGHT

Our faculty is comprised of dedicated, working professionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate professionals offer clear guidance and nurturing class environments, designed for students get the most out of their time at MI.

PAUL BOWDERS
CREDITS: PAUL GILBERT, GTR TOURS

GIANLUCA PALMIERI
CREDITS: MARAGOLD, GENR8R

GORDEN CAMPBELL
CREDITS: EARTH WIND & FIRE, GEORGE DUKE, BEYONCE

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

BACHELOR PROGRAMS

Bachelor of Music in Performance

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Music Industry Studies

Bachelor of Music in Performance With Minor in Audio Production

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in Performance

ASSOCIATE PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Performance

Associate of Arts in Performance/Combined Emphasis

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Associate of Arts in Performance Combined Emphasis

Associate of Arts in Performance

Certificate in Performance

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