Posts Tagged: music entrepreneurship

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 »

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 »

Instructor Spotlight: Eric “Rain Man” Gaston (Drums)

DIME’s Night of Drums “BackBeat” is happening TODAY at the Underground at DIME, featuring faculty, alumni and student performances, and special guests. We sat down with Head of the Drum Department, Eric “Rain Man” Gaston to talk about what inspires him, his teaching at DIME and what’s made him proudest as an instructor. What inspired you to… Read more »

We’re Hiring! Faculty Positions Opening at DIME for Spring 2019

DIME and MSU Denver are looking for talented, passionate professionals to join our faculty for the Spring 2019 semester! DIME is a music institute like no other – designed for serious musicians who desire a long-term, professional career in modern music. DIME’s programs are designed to build strong musical foundations that will lead to long and… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Dalton Thomas (Drums)

Don’t miss Dalton representing DIME Drum Department (3D) at Backbeat: A night of Drums on Wednesday, November 14th! The show will feature DIME students, alumni, and faculty performances, along with special guest, Buddy Brown, and giveaways from Evans, ProMark, and Sabian! RSVP here.   DIME Detroit offers programs in Commercial Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and… Read more »

10 Reasons DIME Detroit is the Right Choice for Music Students in 2018!

1: Masterclasses Learn from the best in the business. Legendary and experienced names in the music industry come to DIME to share their vast knowledge with our students. Guests who have visited DIME include George Clinton, Stevie Wonder’s band, and pictured below: Adele’s guitarist, Tim Van Der Kuil, 30 Seconds to Mars guitarist, Tomo Milicevic, Usher, and Above… Read more »

SAVE YOUR CASH! No Application Fee through March 31st

Are you interested in attending DIME this Fall? Apply now through March 31st and pay NO APPLICATION fee!  1.) Click here to begin MSU Denver’s online application. 2.) Under “Academic Program of Interest”, choose: Music – IDP, Detroit Inst. of Music Ed. 3.)  When prompted, enter the code “makeyourmark” to waive the $25 application fee. 4.) Set… Read more »

Short Courses begin Feb 20th!

REGISTRATION NOW CLOSED These classes begin on Feb 20th, and will meet on Tuesday nights from 7-9pm for 6 weeks. LYRICS AND LINES Instructor: Antea Shelton SINGING STYLES Instructor: Liz Gray HIP HOP SKILLZ Instructor: Mahogany Jones MUSIC MARKETING STRATEGIES Instructor: Drew Schultz This Class Has Ended.