Musicians Foundation Announces STEVE VAI Guitar Scholarship For Fall 2012

June 5, 2012, 2 years ago

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The Musicians Foundation has announced the STEVE VAI Guitar Scholarship to be awarded in fall 2012, made possible by the Grammy Award-winning guitar legend through his Make A Noise Foundation. The scholarship will be awarded to a student enrolled in Musicians Institute’s Associate Of Arts In Performance Program guitar track who demonstrates both outstanding overall musicianship and the potential for developing a unique voice on the instrument in any style or genre. "A formal music education can completely change an aspiring musician's creative overview. Understanding the language of music can expand their musical vocabulary and offer the ability to ‘dimensionalize’ their vision,” said Vai. “Surrounding yourself with other musicians and sharing the experience of creating music in a complete artistic environment is perhaps the most valuable education for any young musician." Founded with Ruta Sepetys in 1998, Vai’s Make A Noise Foundation was established to provide musical instruments and music education to young musicians who cannot afford them. He continues to support developing talent through the new Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship. Application deadline for the fall 2012 scholarship is August 24th. More information on the Steve Vai Guitar Scholarship including eligibility requirements and application are available through Musicians Institute. For more information on Musicians Institute, visit this location. Vai has revealed the routing for his North American tour in support of his new album, The Story Of Light, which is scheduled for release on August 14th via Favored Nations Entertainment; confirmed dates are as follows:
August 15 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Revolution 16 - St. Petersburg, FL - Palladium Theater 17 - Lake Buena Vista, FL - House of Blues 18 - Jacksonville, FL - Florida Theatre 20 - Charlotte, NC - The Fillmore 21 - Nashville, TN - Marathon Musicworks 22 - Asheville, NC - Orange Peel 23 - Atlanta, GA - Centerstage 24 - N. Myrtle Beach, SC - House of Blues 25 - Durham, NC - Carolina Theatre 26 - Richmond, VA - The National 28 - Washington DC - The Howard Theatre 29 - Stroudsberg, PA - Sherman Theatre 30 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre 31 - Westbury, NY - Theatre at Westbury September 2 - Lancaster, PA - Chameleon Club 4 - Ridgefield, CT - The Ridgefield Playhouse 5 - Wilmington, DE - The Grand Opera House 6 - Greensburg, PA - Palace Theatre 7 - New Brunswick, NJ - State Theater 8 - Morristown, NJ - Mayo Performing Arts Center 9 - Albany, NY - The Egg 11 - New York, NY - Best Buy Theater 13 - Boston, MA - Wilbur Theatre 14 - Northampton, MA - Calvin Theatre 15 - Concord, NH - Capitol Center 16 - Lebanon, NH - Lebanon Opera House 17 - Quebec, QC - Capitole Du Quebec 18 - Montreal, QC - Metropolis 20 - Toronto, ON - Sony Centre 21 - Royal Oak, MI - Royal Oak Music Hall 22 - Buffalo, NY - University of Buffalo Center for the Arts 24 - Cleveland, OH - House of Blues 26 - Minneapolis, MN - The Brick 27 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater 28 - Chicago, IL - House of Blues 29 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant 30 - Salina, KS - The Stiefel October 1 - Denver, CO - The Ogden Theatre 3 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory 4 - Seattle, WA - The Moore Theatre 5 - Vancouver, BC - Commodore Ballroom 6 - Portland, OR - Roseland Theater 7 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre 9 - San Francisco, CA - Regency Ballroom 10 - Sacramento, CA - Ace of Spades 11 - Anaheim, CA - City National Grove of Anaheim 12 - Los Angeles, CA - Club Nokia 13 - Agoura Hills, CA - Canyon Club The Story Of Light is currently available for online pre-sale orders. This special selection of bundled packages is offered exclusively through Vai's website, Vai.com, and each package includes an instant download of a track from the new album personally selected by Vai, 'Gravity Storm'.

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