Posts Tagged: Songwriting

Mark Kassa Masterclass – Friday, October 13th

MASTERCLASS: MARK KASSA Friday October 13, 1-3pm FREE and open to the public Guitarist, songwriter, and entrepreneur, Mark Kassa, has come a long way since graduating from Musicians Institute in LA in 1991. He has recorded and written songs with artists like George Clinton (Parliament/Funkadelic), Billy Cox (Jimmy Hendrix – Band of Gypsys), and Pat… Read more »

Fall Open House – November 4th!

Join us for DIME’s Fall Open House on Saturday, November 4th from 1pm-3pm. Meet staff and instructors, and enjoy performances from students around the building!  

DIME Students attend the Paul McCartney Soundcheck!

Earlier this week legendary performer and songwriter, Paul McCartney played two nights at the newly opened Little Caesars Arena in Detroit. We were able to arrange for six of our students to accompany DIME Directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, to the soundcheck for Monday’s show. Year 3 Drummers, Will Daniels and Duane Hewins, Year… Read more »

Auditioning now for January 2018!

Are you interested in studying at DIME Detroit and earning your Bachelor of Arts in Music? We are now auditioning students that would like to start the MSU Denver at DIME program in January of 2018. Join a community of likeminded musicians, vocalists, songwriters, and music entrepreneurs. Study music you love, and get your degree!… Read more »

Short Courses at DIME Detroit!

Short Courses at DIME Detroit! Class is in session Wednesday nights from 7-9pm on October 11-November 15th. Space is limited, so sign up today! RAISE YOUR VOICE Instructor: Katie Else Can you sing different musical styles with authenticity and authority? Each week of this short course will focus on vocal technique, allowing singers to take steps towards being a versatile… Read more »

DIME Students: The Week in Live Shows

A busy week of shows kicked off on Saturday night at Smalls Bar in Hamtramck, with a headlining show from Brother Son, led by DIME Songwriter, Frank Harrington. Brother Son were supported by DIME Music Industry Studies student, Alex Murphy, with his alternative/indie band, Grainger, who also features DIME student Angelo Coppola on drums.   On Tuesday July 11th, three DIME student… Read more »

DIME STUDENTS GRADUATE!

On Saturday, June 10th, we celebrated the graduation of our very first cohort of students in the Society Room of historic Detroit music venue, Saint Andrew’s Hall. Before the ceremony, graduating students processed from DIME through the streets of Detroit, alongside faculty and staff. They were welcomed at the doors by their families and guests… Read more »

Make Music Detroit 2017 @ DIME, Wednesday June 21st

Make Music Detroit at DIME June 21, 2017 Free | All Ages | 10am – 8pm Open Door Drop-In at DIME | 10am – 1pm DIME staff will be welcoming drop-ins throughout the day. Guests are encouraged to bring demo recordings of their material for feedback, and chat about songwriting, performance, and careers in the music industry. Speak… Read more »

APPLY NOW for Fall 2017 – Pay no application fee!

ATTN: PERFORMERS, SONGWRITERS, MUSIC ENTREPRENEURS! Apply to one of the MSU Denver at DIME bachelor’s degree programs, and pay no application fee!   1.) Visit MSU Denver’s website to begin your application.2.) Make sure to choose “Music – IDP, Detroit Inst. of Music Ed.” when you are asked what program you’re applying for. 3.) Once you have… Read more »

DIME Student Show! – May 11th

Don’t miss the final show of DIME’s 2016-17 school year! This show will feature music from DIME performance, songwriting, and music industry studies students. These artists audition and refine their best original and cover material for this show, and it doesn’t hurt to mention that we will be showcasing final performances from our first ever graduating class at… Read more »