KEYBOARD PROGRAM
MI ONLINE

LAUNCHING SUMMER 2020

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

MI Online’s Keyboard Program takes an innovative approach to an instrument that is both deeply traditional and constantly evolving. The unique curriculum combines traditional keyboard performance with cutting-edge keyboard-based technology.

LEARN MORE ABOUT MI
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

DEVELOP PERFORMANCE AND PRODUCTION SKILLS

As a performer, you develop your keyboard skills and explore a range of contemporary styles including funk, R&B, blues, jazz, country, rock, fusion, Afro-Cuban and Brazilian under the direction of some of LA’s best working professionals.

At the same time, you learn how to use the electronic keyboard’s vast capabilities for sampling, drum programming, production, digital recording and arranging, including certified Apple Logic training.

DEGREES OFFERED

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Performance Track

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.

Choosing the Performance Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis on live

performance skills, as well as basic training in using Reason software.

CERTIFICATE IN MUSIC PERFORMANCE

Performance Track

Students can earn a Certificate in MI’s Performance Studies program for Keyboard Technology. With an innovative 360-degree approach to music education, MI Certificates are centered on Harmony, Theory and Ear Training, with core subjects in 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.

Choosing the Performance Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis on live performance skills, as well as basic training in using Reason software.

CAREERS

Graduating as well-rounded musicians, our 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 include:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST
ARRANGER
SOUND DESIGNER
FILM/TV COMPOSER
SONGWRITER

DJ
MULTIMEDIA DEVELOPER
MIXING/MASTERING ENGINEER
KEYBOARD TEACHER
TECH CONSULTANT
MUSIC DIRECTOR

PRODUCT REP
TRANSCRIBER
RECORDING ARTIST
TEACHER
COMPOSER

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Core classes include: Technique, Reading, Digital Music, Keyboard Synthesis, Virtual Instruments, Video Scoring and more
  • Elective offerings help students develop stage-ready live performing skills in the following contemporary styles: pop, hip-hop, blues, jazz, country, rock, Afro-Cuban, Brazilian, reggae, funk and R&B
  • Authorized Apple Logic training is available
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. along with a clearly audible metronome, “click track,” or drum machine.

A. Play two scales and two arpeggios of your choice in three octaves using both hands, with accurate execution and consistent time. *

B. Play 60 seconds of a rhythm groove in any style and tempo.

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; Original material or covers.

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

* If you have not received formal keyboard training, please play an example of what you would play for personal enjoyment when sitting at a piano. No sequencing or programming, please.

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 pool is comprised of dedicated, working processionals in the competitive Los Angeles music scene. These passionate masters offer clear guidance and nurturing designed to make the students get the most out of their time at MI.

JOHN MATTHEW ROSENBERG
CREDITS: CAB CALLOWAY, CARLOS SANTANA, JERRY GARCIA, BONNIE RAITT

KAREN HAMMACK
CREDITS: MELISSA MANCHESTER, NIKI HARIS, PERLA BATALLA

ALBERTO SALAS
CREDITS: GRAMMY-WINNING PRODUCER, ARRANGER, KEYBOARDIST, PERCUSSIONIST

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

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This