SONGWRITING PROGRAM
MI ONLINE

LAUNCHING SPRING 2020

 

Certificate in Songwriting
Los Angeles, CA

MI Online’s Songwriting program is designed to create versatile songwriters who will have the skills to successfully work in today’s modern music industry.

Graduates of the MI Online program will be able to write and produce their own music, while exploring other areas of the industry, such as writing music for other artists or for TV, film and commercial placement.

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SONGWRITING PROGRAM

Songwriters have always been an integral part of the music industry. The art of writing music requires endless creativity and the songs they make are what keep artists and fans connected.

At MI, students in the songwriting programs will be fully immersed in the entire process it takes to write a song, from ideation to writing lyrics, to recording and production.

Upon graduation of the Certificate program, the students will complete a recording and mix, master and create liner notes for what can be used as a professional demo.

DEGREES OFFERED

CERTIFICATE IN SONGWRITING

Provides students with education and practical training sufficient to create a foundation for a career as a professional songwriter in the contemporary music and entertainment industry.

CAREERS

MI Online’s songwriting program provides grads with the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

PERFORMER
ACCOMPANIST (STUDIO OR LIVE)
ARRANGER
BAND MEMBER
PRODUCT REP

SONGWRITER
MUSIC DIRECTOR
TRANSCRIBER
COPYIST
MUSIC SUPERVISOR

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • Write, perform and record original music.
  • Write and arrange a Senior Project Portfolio, editing Lead Vocals, Backing Vocals, Live band with horns and virtual instrumentation.
  • Mix, master and create liner notes for professional demo to be used after graduation.
  • How to use industry standard recording and notation software including Logic, Pro Tools, Abelton Live, Sibelius and others.
COURSE CATALOG

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS

A. Submit two performed pieces that best represent your style and abilities on your instrument or voice. At least one piece should be original.

Please submit a chart for all original music (handwritten charts are accepted, but charts using a notation software are preferred.) You may sing or play to backing tracks.

B. 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

This program is now approved for International Students. Please visit the International Students page for more information.

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.

LAUREN PARDINI
CREDITS: MARVEL COMIC, GREYS ANATOMY, A$ASP FERG

SUZAN KOÇ
CREDITS: KELLY CLARKSON, PINK, BRANDY

IAN ROBBINS
CREDITS: THIS IS US, AMERICA’S GOT TALENT, BARRY MANILOW, BONNIE RAITT

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