HORN PROGRAM

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

The Horn Education Program at Musicians Institute, led by a world-class staff of professional musicians, combines intensive technical training with applied performances.

Students of this program will take classes that will equip them to handle any style of music, from funk, rock, jazz, R&B, and more, making them diverse players in the industry.

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ON-CAMPUS OPEN HOUSE

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Find out for yourself why thousands of musicians from all over the world have made MI the launching pad for their careers.

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Join the MI Online team as they offer a guided tour of the MIO learning platform and dig into the Bachelor Degree programs offered through MI Online.

FINANCING YOUR EDUCATION

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You’ll learn about everything from an overview of the financial aid process, to key documents you’ll encounter, and different funding sources that can help you manage costs.

PRACTICAL HORNS EXPERIENCE

Today’s horn players—saxophonists, trombonists, trumpeters, and other brass players—working in the contemporary music industry are expected to be outstanding on their instruments as soloists, section players, readers and improvisers, arrangers and engineers. They should also be knowledgeable of all styles while retaining their own artistic identity, sometimes being required to perform on instruments outside of their specialty.

MI’s unique balance of performance, individual practice, and unique curriculum trains musicians to be competent in all of these areas, and to be ready for any situation they may encounter as a professional musician. MI is consistently ranked as one of the best schools for horn performance in the world. Our world renowned college provides you the resources you need to succeed.

MI provides a comprehensive education in music, enabling students to pursue successful careers in the music industry. MI’s exceptional faculty and rigorous coursework prepare students to excel as musicians in any musical setting. MI is a world-renowned school of music that attracts students from all over the globe who seek to join the ranks of those who graduate from the best schools for horn performance. With its specialized focus on contemporary music, MI offers a unique approach to horn performance education that equips students with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed in today’s competitive music industry.

DEGREES OFFERED

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

MI’s Bachelor of Music Degree offers several options for students who want to gain an in-depth mastery of Harmony, Theory and Ear Training as well as comprehensive courses in music history, music production software, producing, and business relations. This undergraduate Bachelor Degrees are available in either Composition, Performance or Songwriting & Production with the goal of preparing graduates to become professional artists in the contemporary music and entertainment industry.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

You will develop professional performance abilities in contemporary commercial music styles as both a solo and ensemble performer through advanced studies in technique, reading, ensemble, stylistic appropriateness/diversity, tone production, performing and recording music “by-ear,” transposing memorized and notated music “on the spot,” the history and workings of the contemporary horn section, and live performance workshops/ ensembles.

CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

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 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

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at MI, Horn Education provides students the essential knowledge and skills that lead to such career options as:

TOURING MUSICIAN
RECORDING STUDIO MUSICIAN
MUSICAL DIRECTOR
PRODUCT REPRESENTATIVE
RECORDING ARTIST

FILM/TV COMPOSER
PRIVATE INSTRUCTOR
TRANSCRIBER
ARRANGER

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • The student will develop professional performance abilities in contemporary commercial music styles as both a solo and ensemble saxophone performer through advanced studies in technique, reading, ensemble, stylistic appropriateness/diversity, tone production, performing and recording music “by-ear,” transposing memorized and notated music “on the spot,” the history and workings of the contemporary horn section, and live performance workshops/ ensembles.
  • The student will develop professional studio production and technical skills through advanced studies of digital audio workstations and project recording.
  • The student will develop functional performance skills on at least one secondary instrument.
  • The student will cultivate fundamental proficiencies alongside adaptability and inventiveness through the study of traditional and contemporary music theory, ear training, songwriting, in-depth rhythmic studies, and keyboard proficiency.
  • The student will develop basic skills in applied entertainment business concepts, marketing techniques, visual media software, digital branding, and media relations concepts and practices, allowing them to negotiate the professional business side of the industry.
  • The student will choose options for specialized study in areas such as musical styles, popular music history, technology,music business, creative development and composition and analysis; assembling a skill set specific to themselves as artists/musicians.
COURSE CATALOG

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR

Bachelor of Music Degree requirements include completion of 30 semester-units or 45 quarter-units of coursework in General Studies. For more info, please see the MI Course Catalog.

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE

Musicians Institute college classes are fast-paced and certain fundamental musical skills are required before you can begin your program. If you meet entry requirements and are accepted, a one-on-one performance evaluation and placement testing will be held during registration to determine whether you qualify for advanced placement in any area of coursework. You are evaluated based on the content of your submission.

For more info, please see the MI Course Catalog.

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Musicians Institute offers many opportunities for scholarships. 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 for college aid.

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.

FACILITIES
  • Fully equipped practice facilities and computer labs with the latest industry-standard equipment
  • Concert Hall access, with full audio/video recording capabilities
  • Multiple performance and recording studios are available for you to practice

FACULTY

Our staff of professional Los Angeles wind instrumentalists brings practical, up-to-date experience directly to the classroom. Students also enjoy regular concerts and clinics with top horn players from Los Angeles and around the world.

ROB DZIUBLA – SAXOPHONE
CREDITS: Joe Bonamassa, Ricky Martin, Duane Eddy

WOODY MANKOWSKI – SAXOPHONE/VOCALS
CREDITS: Larry Carlton

JIM JEDEIKIN – SAXOPHONE/FLUTE/CLARINET
CREDITS: Royal Crown Revue, Bette Midler

SEAN BILLINGS – TRUMPET
CREDITS: Jungle Fire, Brian Setzer Orchestra, Gloria Trevi, Los Stellarians

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ERM NAVARRO – TROMBONE
CREDITS: Panic at the Disco, Jonas Brothers, American Idol, The Voice

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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