MISSION STATEMENTMusicians Institute is dedicated to inspiring artistic and academic excellence whilepreparing students for careers in the music and entertainment industry. Ourcutting- edge educational offerings provide the information, skills and expertisenecessary for musicians and creative professionals to achieve their goals. Westrive to develop a diverse array of talented individuals who can enrich the globalcommunity with their artistic contributions.INSTITUTIONAL OBJECTIVES:Musicians Institute strives to: Offer curricula focused on developing essential knowledge and practical skills. Provide a diverse faculty with active professional expertise and experience. Train students in facilities designed and equipped according to professional music andentertainment industry standards. Emphasize current applications in the context of historical and current trends and influences. Emphasize the exploration of global and experimental musical influences. Provide students with regular access to successful visiting artists and professionals. Provide resources, facilities, and support for professional and creative collaboration, thedevelopment of their craft and networking opportunities. Provide resources, facilities, and support to prepare students for careers in the music andentertainment industry. Create an institutional-wide culture that celebrates diversity, is positive, and inspirational to thecommunity at large.DIVERSITY STATEMENTMusicians Institute is committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse environment for the community itserves. Members of the MI community include students, faculty, administration, families, and visiting artists.As an institution that is dedicated to preparing students for careers in the diversified music and entertainmentindustry, MI strives to cultivate talented individuals from across all backgrounds with conscious efforts toenrich the global public.This course catalog was last revised on:5/26/2021I
NOTICEAs a prospective student, you are encouraged to review thiscatalog prior to signing an enrollment agreement. You arealso encouraged to review the School Performance FactSheet, which must be provided to you prior to signing anenrollment agreement.FACULTY QUALIFICATIONSIn keeping with Musicians Institute’s mission, MI recognizesthe importance of real-world music industry experienceand academic credentials in our teaching positions. Inorder to provide students with the most current andcompetitive skill set and career preparation, MI weighs bothprofessional experience and academic accomplishmentswhen evaluating the assets of potential faculty members.APPROVAL AND ACCREDITATIONMusicians Institute is a private institution that is approvedto operate in the State of California by the Bureau forPrivate Postsecondary Education. Such approval to operaterequires compliance with state standards as set forth in theEd. Code. MI has been an accredited institutional memberof the National Association of Schools of Music since 1981.The National Association of Schools of Music is recognizedby the United States Department of Education (USDE).ACCURACY OF INFORMATIONInformation in this catalog is accurate as of the date ofprinting/publication. Catalogs are updated and publishedon an annual basis. MI reserves the right to revise or cancelthe programs, courses, activities, or services describedherein without prior notice. Applicants are advised toconfirm their availability prior to enrollment. At all times,the information contained in the digital/online version ofthe catalog takes precedence over this printed version.Please refer to the index of addenda to this catalog at theend of the online version for information and updates.This catalog is available to students, members of the public,and interested parties via the MI website: mi.edu/musiciansinstitute-course-catalog/, by request to MI Admissions(firstname.lastname@example.org), or by calling MI at (800) 255-7529.In addition to the above, students are provided digitalaccess to the course catalog during their initial enrollment/registration process, and on an annual basis duringsubsequent registration periods.Musicians Institute does not have a pending petition inbankruptcy, is not operating as a debtor in possession,has not filed a petition within the preceding five years, orhas not had a petition in bankruptcy filed against itwithin the preceding five years that resulted inreorganization under Chapter 11 of the United StatesBankruptcy Code (11 U.S.C. Sec 1101 et seq.)IINO GUARANTEE OF EMPLOYMENTWhile Musicians Institute provides no guarantee thatemployment will result from attending or completing anyprogram offered by the institution, we are dedicated toassisting students in finding professional opportunities.For more information on our Office of Artist and CareerServices (ACS), visit www.mi.edu. For more informationabout our graduation rates, the median debt of studentswho completed the program, and other importantinformation, please visit our website at: osuresQUESTIONS AND COMPLAINTSStudents are encouraged but not required to refer anyquestions or complaints regarding this catalog to MusiciansInstitute. Any questions a student may have regardingthis catalog that have not been satisfactorily answered bythe institution may be directed to the Bureau for PrivatePostsecondary Education:The Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400Sacramento, CA 95833Website: www.bppe.ca.govToll free: (888) 370-7589 / Phone: (916) 431-6959Fax: (916) 263-1897A student or any member of the public may file acomplaint about this institution with the Bureau for PrivatePostsecondary Education by calling (888) 370-7589 (tollfree) or by completing a complaint form, which can beobtained on the bureau’s website: www.bppe.ca.gov.National Association of Schools of Music11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21Reston, Virginia 20190-5248Telephone: 703.437.0700Email: email@example.comCONTACT MUSICIANS INSTITUTE6752 Hollywood Blvd. Hollywood, CA 90028Toll free: (800) 255-7529Local: (323) 462-1384Web: www.mi.edu
TABLE OF CONTENTSCERTIFICATE & DEGREE BREAKDOWN 8CERTIFICATE 11AUDIO ENGINEERING 11DJ PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTION 13ELECTRONIC MUSIC PRODUCTION 16INDEPENDENT ARTIST DEVELOPMENT 20ARTIST/PRODUCER/ENTREPRENEUR PROGRAM 24MUSIC BUSINESS 27MUSIC BUSINESS 28BASS 29DRUM 32GUITAR 35ACOUSTIC GUITAR 38KEYBOARD TECHNOLOGY // PERFORMANCE TRACK 40VOCAL 46SONGWRITING 49SAXOPHONE 52TROMBONE 55TRUMPET 58ASSOCIATE OF ARTS OVERVIEW 62BASS 64DRUM 69GUITAR 74IVACOUSTIC GUITAR 78KEYBOARD TECHNOLOGY // PERFORMANCE TRACK 81VOCAL 91SAXOPHONE 96TROMBONE 101TRUMPET 106ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE 111MUSIC BUSINESS 111ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE 115LIVE MUSIC EVENT PRODUCTION 115ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE 119STUDIO RECORDING 119ASSOCIATE OF SCIENCE 121BACHELOR OF MUSIC OVERVIEW 124BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION 125(SCORING FOR VISUAL MEDIA) 125BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE 127(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) 127(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) BASS 128(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) DRUMS 130(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) GUITAR 132(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) KEYBOARD 134(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) VOCAL 136
TABLE OF CONTENTS(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) SAXOPHONE 138(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) TROMBONE 140(CONTEMPORARY STYLES) TRUMPET 142BACHELOR OF MUSIC 144SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION 144BACHELOR OF MUSIC 147MINOR 147MASTER OF MUSIC OVERVIEW 149CONTEMPORARY STYLES: BASS, DRUM,GUITAR, KEYBOARD, VOCAL 150NON-CERTIFICATE 153MI SELECT 153MI ACADEMY 153PRO TOOLS CERTIFICATIONS 154SUMMER SHOT 154CAMPUS 156MAIN COMPLEX 160AUDIO ENGINEERING STUDIOS 160INDEPENDENT ARTIST STUDIOS 161DJ PERFORMANCE & PRODUCTIONLABS AND PRACTICE ROOMS 162PRODUCTION LABS 162PRODUCTION STUDIOS 162INSTRUMENT-SPECIFIC STUDIOS 162COUNSELING AND PRACTICE FACILITIES 163MUSIC LIBRARY 163SPECIAL FACILITIES AND SERVICESFOR HANDICAPPED STUDENTS 164ADDITIONAL FACILITY LOCATIONS 164GUITAR CRAFT 165CONCERT HALL 167LIVE HOUSE 169STUDIOS & LABS 170COURSE DESCRIPTIONS 172ARTIST/PRODUCER/ENTREPRENEUR 189MUSIC BUSINESS 193SONGWRITING 204BASS 206DRUM 211GUITAR 217ACOUSTIC GUITAR 224KEYBOARD TECHNOLOGY 227VOCAL 232HORNS 238BACHELOR GENERAL EDUCATION 243BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN COMPOSITION (SCORINGIN VISUAL MEDIA) 246BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE (CONTEMPORARYSTYLES) 251BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // BASS 256BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // DRUMS 257BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // GUITAR 258BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // KEYBOARD 259BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // VOCAL 260BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE // HORNS 261BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN SONGWRITING & PRODUCTION
Electronic Music Production, or Music Business Associate of Science in Music Business Associate of Science in Live Music Event Production Associate of Science in Studio Recording 4 QUARTERS / 45 CREDITS Master of Music in Performance (Contemporary Styles) Bass, Drum, Guitar, Keyboard, or Vocal 12 QUARTERS / 180 CREDITS* 14 QUARTERS* / 199–205 .