KEYBOARD PROGRAM

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

MI’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.

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NOVEMBER 17th
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DECEMBER 26th
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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

MASTER OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

The Master of Music in Performance (Keyboard) from Musicians Institute combines advanced performance training with additional study in both traditional and contemporary disciplines such as music history, theory, education, research skills, recording technology, production, business relations and online brand management, taking your guitar skills to the highest level.

BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

This unique degree program combines contemporary music performance training with the rigorous study of traditional disciplines including sight-reading, music history, arranging, conducting, recording and more. The comprehensive program instructs students to demonstrate stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparation for careers in today’s music industry.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN 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.

ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

Producer 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 Producer Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis in studio-based
recording and production skills, including the use of Logic and Pro Tools software; as well as core
courses in Digital Music and Synthesis & Sampling.

CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN 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.

CERTIFICATE OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE

Producer 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 Producer Track allows students to receive a heavier emphasis in studio-based
recording and production skills, including the use of Logic and Pro Tools software; as well as core
courses in Digital Music and Synthesis & Sampling.

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
  • Weekly one-hour private lessons
  • 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: 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 programs 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 course work. 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 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.

FACILITIES
  • Full production sound stages and recording studios
  • Fully equipped 24/7 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 available for student practice
  • Security on campus 24/7

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