Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music United States

About Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music

Musicians Institute offers a wide variety of degrees and areas of concentration in the field of contemporary music.

To match the ever-changing music and entertainment landscape of the 21st Century, Musicians Institute has reorganized all its programs into a streamlined, integrated College of Contemporary Music. The School of Performance Studies includes programs for Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboard Technology and Vocals; while the School of Entertainment Industry Studies offers programs for Audio Engineering, Guitar Craft, Independent Artist and Music Business. With over three decades of experience, MI is constantly developing new educational and career development initiatives to serve a global music community.

Performance Programs

Musicians Institute’s challenging music performance programs are a unique combination of contemporary music performance and rigorous education in traditional music disciplines. The intensive program emphasizes the development of stylistic depth, creative maturity and professional competence in preparing students to enter the contemporary music industry.

Performance programs include five major instruments of study: Guitar, Bass, Drums, Keyboard and Vocal

Entertainment Industry Programs

MI’s Entertainment Industry Programs prepare graduates for music careers in today’s music industry by providing in-depth training in essential techniques as well as hands-on experience in state of the art facilities. MI’s unique all-music environment in the heart of Hollywood surrounds you with musicians of every style, offering unparalleled creative opportunities.

Alternative Programs

Our alternative music programs are designed to allow students to create full or part-time programs by choosing from available lessons, classes, workshops and other activities. Alternative programs include, 1 or 2 week Summer Shot programs, 10 week MI Select Program, 5 or 10 week MI Select Express and Extension night courses.

Summer Shot

Musicians Institute’s annual summer program offers intensive one-week courses in Performance, Songwriting, DJ/Music Production, Guitar Building and more. Summer Shot is your chance to crank up your creative and technical skills with MI’s world-famous, hands-on education! Read More and Sign Up!

Pro Tools Certification

The Avid ProTools 100 & 200 Level certification courses are non-accredited Musicians Institute courses designed for those who wish to acquire their ProTools Certifications through weekend classes. Read more and Sign Up!

Guitar Craft Academy Nashville

MI’s Guitar Craft program offers comprehensive training in guitar design, construction and maintenance of both electric and acoustic guitars. You’ll learn through direct experience, under the guidance of first-rank professionals, how to analyze and solve the problems encountered by working luthiers. As a final project, you design and build your own instrument. Read More and Sign Up!

How to Apply

The first step in applying to any MI program is to complete an application form. To start an application now, click here.

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