Musicians Institute Announces Artists for Summer Shot 2013

Musicians Institute announces the final roster of artist instructors for the MI Summer Shot 2013 program.

Los Angeles, CA (May 21, 2013) -- Musicians Institute announces the final roster of artist instructors for the MI Summer Shot 2013 program. Guest artists include Ozzy Osbourne bassist Blasko, Animals as Leaders, Bruce Kulick of KISS, Fishbone’s Angelo Moore, The Faceless, DJ Sid Vicious and more.

Now in its eighth year, Summer Shot is a chance to crank up musician’s creative and technical skills with MI’s world-famous, hands-on education. Musicians Institute’s annual summer program offers intensive one-week courses in Performance (Bass, Drums, Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals, Sax, Trombone and Trumpet), Songwriting, DJ/Music Production, Guitar Building and more.

Course Dates
Week 1 June 23 - June 27
Week 2 June 28 - July 2

Summer Shot students will experience extensive music training in classes, private lessons, meet with industry professionals, learn from guest artists and perform live in MI’s concert hall. Click here for more information.

As part of MI Summer Shot 2013, Musicians Institute has launched a Facebook contest offering a free one week course valued at $1600. The contest is open to all qualified applicants ages 14 and above who are not currently enrolled in the MI Summer Shot 2013 program. Click here to enter.

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