Posts Tagged: bass degree

DIME Student Show: Friday, May 17th

It’s that time of year again!  Our students work hard throughout the school year to hone their craft, learning cover songs and writing original music along the way. Check out current student and alumni drummers, bassists, guitarists, vocalists, songwriters, and music entrepreneurs as they put on our biggest show of the year in The Underground @ DIME! … Read more »

DIME featured in Billboard’s Top Music Business Schools 2019

We are happy to announce that Billboard has featured DIME in their list of Top Music Business Schools of 2019! Highlighting our directors, Kevin Nixon and Sarah Clayman, as well as our Head of Songwriting, Antea Birchett, who co-wrote “Gone Away” on the self-titled debut album from H.E.R., which won the Grammy Award for R&B… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Donnie Clark (Guitar)

We asked year 3 guitarist, Donnie Clark, to answer a few questions for us as we gear up for DON’T TURN DOWN: Guitar & Bass Show this Wednesday, February 27th at 7pm! What is your background in music and education? When did you start studying at DIME Detroit? My father influenced me to start playing guitar when… Read more »

Instructor Spotlight: Kris Kurzawa (Head of Guitar)

As we gear up for our Guitar and Bass Show, DON’T TURN DOWN, on Wednesday, February 27th, we wanted to catch up with our Head of Guitar: Kris Kurzawa, to answer a few questions about his career and his experiences teaching here at DIME! What inspired you to start a career in music? Being in… Read more »

DON’T TURN DOWN: Guitar & Bass Department Show

Featuring student and faculty performances from our guitar and bass departments, including Kris Kurzawa, Matt Callaway, Cory Allen, and Brad Russell, and sponsored by D’Addario,  DON’T TURN DOWN is sure to GET LOUD! We are also excited to announce our very special guest, DIME’s 2018/19 Artist in Residence, Kern Brantley! Kern has played over 2000 live shows, 20+… Read more »

Paul Riser Masterclass: Friday, February 8th

Paul Riser needs no introduction… but we’ll do it anyway! He has written and arranged songs for some of the biggest names in the business: Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Mary J. Blige, Luther Vandross, Joss Stone, Kylie Minogue, Marvin Gaye, Carly Simon, Bill Withers, The Temptations, Diana Ross & The Supremes, Kem, Raphael Saadiq, The… Read more »

DIME Detroit Open House: March 23rd 1-3pm

DIME Detroit’s Spring Open House is a great opportunity to meet our instructors, staff, students, and industry-professional faculty. We’ll have live performances as well as onsite admissions representatives to help you with your application and answer questions about our audition process. Throughout the coming weeks we’ll be announcing instructors as well as featured student performers… Read more »

Allen Stone Masterclass Recap!

1 2 3 4 5 Allen Stone Visits DIME Detroit! On November 29th, we had the pleasure of hosting a masterclass with R&B / soul artist, Allen Stone, who was in Detroit for a show at the Majestic Café the night before. Stone performed two songs acoustically for students and guests and participated in a Q&A with DIME’s… Read more »

Kern Brantley Artist In Residence, Masterclass

DIME Detroit is proud to announce that Kern Brantley will join us as an Artist in Residence for the  2018-2019 academic year!  As a bass player and musical director, Kern Brantley has worked with artists like Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Mary J Blige, Puff Daddy & The Bad Boy Family, David Foster, Jeezy, Ne-Yo, Brandy, Ciara, Chris Brown, Destiny’s… Read more »

Grammy winners, Esperanza Spalding, Terri Lyne Carrington, visit DIME!

We were thrilled to have 2 incredible Grammy-winning artists at DIME this week: Esperanza Spalding, and Terri Lyne Carrington! Check out some photos below! For more information on our programs in Commercial Music Performance, Commercial Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies, click here!