Dusty Wakeman, President of Mojave Audio; Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute; and Jon Claydon, Director of Vocal Programs for Musicians Institute.
Los Angeles, CAâ€¦ Mojave Audio, a leading manufacturer of world-class microphones for the recording professional, is pleased to announce the formation of the Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship. The new scholarship program will be awarded in Fall 2011 to students (US or non-US citizens) enrolling in Musicians Instituteâ€™s Associate of Arts in Performance (Vocal) program who demonstrate outstanding vocal skills in any genre.
The Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship is available to students enrolled in the Vocal performance program. Students wishing to be considered must complete a Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship application (available on the Musicians Institute website). They must also submit a video recording (DVD format only) where the candidate performs three songs in any style. Ideally, this demonstration disc should include two live ensemble performances plus a solo (a cappella) performance.
Dusty Wakeman, Mojave Audioâ€™s President, commented on the companyâ€™s decision to sponsor a vocal scholarship at Musicians Institute. â€œMojave Audio has become a favorite microphone of recording engineers, vocal performers, and voiceover talent from all walks of life,â€? Wakeman says. â€œGiven the nature of our product and its popularity for use in vocal recording, we were looking for a way to (1) foster the creative arts, and (2) do so in a way that had a direct correlation to the manner in which so many of our microphones are used. The prospect of helping a talented vocalist gain the training necessary to further their craft struck all of us at Mojave Audio as the ideal opportunity to contribute.â€?
Beth Marlis, Vice President of Industry and Community Relations at Musicians Institute and Executive Director of The Musicians Foundation, echoed Wakemanâ€™s enthusiasm, â€œAll of us at Musicians Institute are very excited to be working with Mojave Audioâ€”the sponsor and partner in creating the new Mojave Audio Vocal Scholarship. This new program represents a terrific opportunity for a talented, but financially challenged vocal student to be able to pursue their education and, ultimately, their professional aspirations. We really appreciate the fact that Mojave Audio recognizes the importance of supporting music education and we hope to continue this program and partnership well into the future.â€?
About Musicians Institute
Since 1977, Musicians Institute has been a world leader in contemporary music education, providing cutting-edge resources in its state of the art facilities located in the heart of Hollywood, the capital of the world music industry. Its dynamic curriculum is current, comprehensive and compatible with the needs of students who not only desire to study music, but also build a career in the music industry with the real-world knowledge and hands-on experience they gain on-campus. Visit Musicians Institute online at www.mi.edu.
About Mojave Audio
Located in Burbank, California, Mojave Audio is a manufacturer of quality microphones for the recording professional. Additional information on the MA-300 and all Mojave Audio products can be found at www.mojaveaudio.com.