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Musicians Foundation Announces STEVE VAI Guitar Scholarship For Fall 2012

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Posted on Tuesday, June 05, 2012 at 16:05:40 EST

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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