Hollywood’s Musicians Institute has announced the establishment of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship, designed to assist outstanding students of guitar, bass, drums, keyboards or voice with their financial needs while attending MI.
The scholarship was created by legendary bassist and composer Clarke, a former member of seminal ’70s jazz fusion group Return To Forever. Clarke, who has recorded over 25 albums, says, “My foundation’s endowment to MI in support of the Stanley Clarke Scholarship came about because they not only teach music, but they were one of the first institutions that I came across that got into some of the peripheral things like legal affairs, engineering, music-related technology and other skills that you need to round yourself out in order to go out into the world as a musician and be effective.”
To qualify for the Stanley Clarke scholarship, students must be currently enrolled full-time at MI and have completed at least two quarters in a guitar, bass, drum, keyboard or voice certificate or degree program. Students must have maintained a minimum 3.00 GPA and demonstrate exceptional performing ability on their instrument, as well as a serious commitment to music education. Finalists will be required to perform two selections (solo or with a band) at a live concert at MI on Tuesday, November 13. After the final performances, Clarke will personally select scholarship award winners.
For more information visit the Musicians Institute web site.