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International D’Addario Foundation Women in Drums Scholarships 2022

The Musicians Institute is providing an amount of $1,500 credited towards the first quarter’s tuition or the next consecutive quarter for a current student awardee in good standing (if applicable).

D’Addario Foundation Women in Drums Scholarship, sponsored by The D’Addario Music Foundation; was created to assist advanced, stylistically diverse (newly enrolling or currently enrolled) female drummers with their educational development.

At the time of its founding, formal education in rock and roll at institutions of higher learning was limited mostly to universities and conservatories offering jazz studies, which were few. At the founding of the Musicians Institute, Jazz studies was, and is today, a strong component of the curricular offerings. In early days of the Musicians Institute, the demand for musicians and music industry professionals with comprehensive collegiate credentials in the field of contemporary music was low. Yet, the demand for contemporary music professionals was high. Roberts, when he founded the school, wanted to give aspiring rock and roll musicians a conservatory experience. Nowadays, comprehensive music education in higher education, from bachelors to doctorates, covers rock and roll from several perspectives, including literature, musicology, history, performing arts, technology, business, and law. For musicians working towards degrees in performance, proficiency in rock and roll is standard, particularly for aspiring session musicians.

The rise of contemporary musicians holding comprehensive academic credentials over the last 50 years is partly the result of more universities offering programs in the field, which, in turn, has increased the demand for contemporary oriented music educators with academic credentials at universities. Because the Musicians Institute was an innovator in rock and roll in higher education – and twenty-seven years ago began offering bachelor of music degrees – its alumni are well-represented as educators of contemporary music at institutions of higher learning.

Japanese businessman Hisatake Shibuya (born 1937) bought the school in 1994 and Musicians Institute began developing new programs to keep abreast of the modern music industry

Eligibility criteria for the International D’Addario Foundation Women in Drums Scholarships

  • Applicants must be newly enrolling and currently enrolled/or returning students
  • Applicants must be international students or U.S. citizens.
  • Applicants must have a previous degree from a university.
  • Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency (ELP) requirements for entry to MI College.


Eligible Countries: International

Type: Bachelor’s degree

Value of Awards: $1,500

Number of Awards: Not Mentioned

Eligible Field of Studies: May only be applied to the Associate of Arts in Performance (AA Drum) Program and Bachelor of Music in Performance Studies (Drum)

Method of Application: Applicants must submit an online application form. As part of the application, they must submit all the following required documents:

Please submit a video that must contain at a minimum: three (3) stylistically diverse songs on the drum set. It is required that this include two (2) ensemble (live band or duo, and/or pre-recorded play-along tracks format) performances; and one (1) unaccompanied drum solo performance (No play-along tracks will be accepted for the solo piece).

Application Deadline: September 2, 2022.

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