Sometimes, the difference between graduation and dropping out is the cost of books.

Your gift to the Music to Their Ears campaign helps to power and inspire a generation of creative artists and entrepreneurs who will go on to share their talents and wisdom with communities across the globe. Your gift of funds can be the difference between staying in school or staying home.

About our financial awards: DIME Detroit disburses $70k in scholarships awards each academic year to new and returning students. To receive support, students must complete a one-page application and personal statement and have a completed FAFSA application on file (or be a declared DACA student). Awards are primarily need based, although DIME does award a small number of ‘top up’ awards based on merit or information provided in the essay.

Financial-based award amounts are determined by a combination of income and tuition fee funding gap. The vast majority of awards are banded to 10%, 20% and 25% of tuition fees - with low income, high need individuals receiving the highest awards (low income being a family income of below $30k p/yr, and/or a FAFSA specified expected family contribution below $5k).

The Music to Their Ears fund will be added to the scholarship fund and awarded to these prequalified students.

Learn more about DIME

Today's Music

DIME focuses on modern music, giving students the opportunity to learn about today's music industry, including key skills about self-employment, stage presence, dynamics, and chops from industry professionals.

Great Faculty

Our instructors have years of experience in the modern music industry, and help students understand the in's and out's of performing commercial music to the highest standard.

Bachelor's Degree Programs

Through a partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver, our students are earning their degrees in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies.

DIME Students
The Music Industry
DIME All Stars