From Austin, Texas to Indio, California, Musicians Institute College of Contemporary Music (MI) will be a notable presence as headline sponsor for a number of the nation’s top music festivals, this spring. Presenting their MI Live! Environment at South-by-Southwest, Bonnaroo, Coachella, and Stagecoach festivals and partnering with innovative media and music entities such as Pitchfork and SonicBids, the school will host events, live music performances and clinics from March through June 2011.
In March, MI makes its first official appearance at the 25th annual South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference in Austin, Texas, with events planned at three high-profile festival locations. Between March 16 and 20, the school showcases a number of alumni and faculty bands performing acoustic sets at the Expo Gear Alley, one of the prime conventions for music and recording equipment. On March 17 and 18, MI joins online music site Pitchfork for its two-day live music event #Offline. During the 2-day event, which MI is sponsoring, music producer and MI audio engineering instructor Darryl Swann hosts Music Production Clinics at the air-conditioned “MI Live!” Environment. Then on Friday, March 18, MI celebrates “10 years of Empowering Emerging Music” as a partnering sponsor of Sonicbids’ Official SXSW Party held at Maggie Mae’s.
After Texas, MI continues its music festivals tour by hosting live music and music production clinics in its Interactive Environment spaces at the Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival (on April 15-17), the Stagecoach Country Music Festival (on April 30-May 1) and the Bonnaroo (on June 9-11).
The comfortable and air-conditioned MI Live! Environment invites visitors to participate in music production clinics with MI professionals and enjoy student, faculty and alumni music performances. Representatives on site inform visitors about MI academic programs and inquiring attendees can enter to win a free guitar or Logic production software.
Musicians Institute at 2011 Music Festivals:
South-by-Southwest (SXSW) Music & Media Conference 2011
At the SXSW Expo Gear Alley from Wednesday, March 16, to Sunday, March 20, located in Exhibit Hall 2 within the SXSW Official Expo at the Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. For information, visit sxsw.com/music/gear
At Pitchfork’s #Offline event on Thursday and Friday, March 17 and 18, from 12-7 PM, at the East Side Drive-in, 1001 E. 6th St. For a flyer, visit cdn.pitchfork.com/media/sxsw-2011/pfork-offline-sxsw-lg.jpg
Sonicbids’ Official SXSW Party on Friday, March 18, from 11:30 AM to 5:30 PM, at Maggie Mae’s, 323 E. 6th St. To RSVP, visit www.sonicbids.com/marketingAds/sxsw_rsvp/
Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival
Friday, April 15, to Sunday, April 17, 2011, at the Empire Polo Field 81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA. www.Coachella.com
Stagecoach Country Music Festival
Saturday, April 30 and Sunday May 1, at the Empire Polo Field 81-800 Ave. 51, Indio, CA. www.Stagecoachfestival.com
Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival
Thursday, June 9, through Sunday, June 12, in Manchester, TN. www.Bonnaroo.com
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 right 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 knowledge they learn on-campus.