ARTIST | PRODUCER | ENTREPRENEUR
CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Certificate in Music Business
Los Angeles, CA

Learn the diverse skills needed to write and record your original songs, with expert guidance in creating accompanying visuals and social media branding. MI’s 4-quarter Artist/Producer/Entrepreneur Certificate program provides the technical knowledge and professional skills you need to survive as an independent recording and performing artist.

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OPEN HOUSE
NOVEMBER 17th
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REGISTRATION
SEPTEMBER 24th
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CONTROL YOUR FUTURE

MI’s 4-quarter Artist/Producer/Entrepreneur Certificate Program (APE) builds on the original 2-quarter IAP, meant to give students further technical knowledge and professional skills to thrive as an independent recording artist and/or music industry professional.

Our experienced instructors guide you through the complete creative process from songwriting, arranging, recording and production to marketing and promotion. Whether you are a singer, DJ, producer, rapper or instrumentalist, the APE prepares you to take control of your future and enter today’s music industry.

CAREERS

In addition to the many general music-related classes and electives offered at our bass college, our bass college 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
BASS TEACHER

PROGRAM DETAILS

WHAT WILL I LEARN?
  • All aspects of theory and musicianship for the electric and upright bass
  • Playing techniques for finger and slap styles
  • Exposure to various grooves like rock, funk, shuffles, swing, odd- meter, Brazilian, Afro-Cuban, country, and jam-band
  • Performance classes to fine-tune listening skills and stage presence
  • Experience with chart reading and band interaction
  • Fretboard basics covering triads, chords, scales, harmonies and arpeggios
  • Includes music theory, ear training, music history, and understanding of different styles
  • Reading fundamentals for the bass clef, with rhythmic subdivisions, pitch identification, and string positions
  • A choice of elective classes for topics like upright acoustic bass as well as genres like metal, R&B and jazz
COURSE CATALOG

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

ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: BACHELOR
ENTRANCE REQUIREMENTS: CERTIFICATE
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
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

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.

JOSEPH “COMPUTO” CAPUTO
CREDITS: LMFAO, ZEDD, FLYING LOTUS, DURAN DURAN

BLAIR SHOTTS
CREDITS: RIHANNA, DRAKE, FISHBONE

ERIC CORNE
CREDITS: JOHN MAYALL, GLEN CAMPBELL, JOE BONAMASSA, LUCINDA WILLIAMS

LAUREN PARDINI
CREDITS: ISLAND/DEF JAM, AFTERMATH, SONY/EPIC

INDEPENDENT ARTIST STUDIOS

  • IAP Studio

  • IAP Studio

  • IAP Lab

  • IAP Lab

  • IAP Lab

Multi-purpose studio with isolated tracking and mix rooms. Equipped with DW drum kit; Fender guitar amp, Budda guitar amp; Neumann, Mojave, Royer, AKG, and Shure microphones; as well as outboard gear from API, Universal Audio, and Chandler Ltd., Universal Audio Apollo 16 interface, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, and MIDI controllers. This studio features a Mac workstation equipped with Avid Pro Tools® 12, Logic Pro X, Reason 9, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Native Instruments Komplete 10, Waves Gold, Waves Renaissance Max, McDSP Everything bundle, Izotope Music Production Suite, Izotope RX Post Production Suite, Sonnox and Softube Plugin Bundles, Eosis Air EQ Premium, Auto-Tune 8, Melodyne 4 Editor, Arturia C-Collection 4, UAD Ultimate plug-in bundle, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Multi-purpose studio with Yamaha U3 upright piano, Mesa guitar amp, Neumann, Mojave, Royer, AKG, and Shure microphones, Dynaudio monitors, Avalon channel strips, Universal Audio Apollo 16 interface, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, and MIDI controllers. This studio features a Mac workstation equipped with Avid Pro Tools® 12, Logic Pro X, Reason 9, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Native Instruments Komplete 10, Waves Gold, Waves Renaissance Max, McDSP Everything bundle, Izotope Music Production Suite, Izotope RX Post Production Suite, Sonnox and Softube Plugin Bundles, Eosis Air EQ Premium, Auto-Tune 8, Melodyne 4 Editor, Arturia C-Collection 4, UAD Ultimate plug-in bundle, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Production/mixing studio equipped with Neumann, Mojave, Royer, AKG, and Shure microphones, Adam monitors, Avalon channel strip, ROLI Seaboard Rise keyboard controller/synthesizer, Native Instruments Machine controller, Universal Audio Apollo 16 interface, Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface, and MIDI controllers. This studio features a Mac workstation equipped with Avid Pro Tools® 12, Logic Pro X, Reason 9, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Native Instruments Komplete 10, Waves Gold, Waves Renaissance Max, McDSP Everything bundle, Izotope Music Production Suite, Izotope RX Post Production Suite, Sonnox and Softube Plugin Bundles, Eosis Air EQ Premium, Auto-Tune 8, Melodyne 4 Editor, Arturia C-Collection 4, UAD Ultimate plug-in bundle, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Production studio equipped with Moog Little Phatty Synthesizer, Native Instruments Maschine Mikro, Dynaudio monitors, Roland A-88 weighted MIDI controller, Universal Audio Apollo 16 interface, and Focusrite Scarlett 2i4 interface. This studio features a Mac workstation equipped with Avid Pro Tools® 12, Logic Pro X, Reason 9, Ableton Live 10 Suite, Native Instruments Komplete 10, Waves Gold, Waves Renaissance Max, McDSP Everything bundle, Izotope Music Production Suite, Izotope RX Post Production Suite, Sonnox and Softube Plugin Bundles, Eosis Air EQ Premium, Auto-Tune 8, Melodyne 4 Editor, Arturia C-Collection 4, UAD Ultimate plug-in bundle, and Adobe Creative Cloud.

Ableton Live Lab (MI-330)
This DJ Performance and Production lab facility features Mac workstations equipped with MIDI controllers, Ableton Live 10 Suite, and Ableton PUSH 2 controllers. The Lab also features an NFUZD electronic drum kit, a PA system, and Mackie HR824 Studio monitors.

STUDENT CONSUMER DISCLOSURES

CERTIFICATE PROGRAMS

Certificate in Performance

PART-TIME PROGRAMS

Certificate in Performance