Posts Categorized: student life

Student Spotlight: Riley Kirkpatrick (Bass)

DIME Detroit’s annual guitar and bass show, DON’T TURN DOWN, returns to The Underground @ DIME on Wednesday, February 26th at 7pm! To get us ready for this special occasion, we caught up with one of our 2nd year bass students, Riley Kirkpatrick, to tell us a bit more about his background, what it’s like… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Chris “Kaz” Kaszuba (Drums)

We are shining the spotlight on Chris “Kaz” Kaszuba ahead of his performance at BACKBEAT: A Night of Drums! Kaz has begun his 4th and final year as a Commercial Music Performance – Drum student and is certainly one of the hardest working students  at DIME Detroit with a bright future in the music industry. Read… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Year 2 Songwriting Student Julia Furlong

From the moment Julia Furlong (professionally known as J. Donahey) stepped into DIME Detroit she had a plan to make the most out of her college experience. As a 2nd year Commercial Songwriting student Julia has kickstarted our newest student-led club and booked a performance spot with the notable and intimate Sofar Sounds. In preparation… Read more »

DIME announces Applebaum Fellows Scholarship Program!

DIME, in partnership with Applebaum Family Philanthropy, are excited to announce an exclusive student scholarship for Detroit-based students. The Applebaum Fellows Scholarship Program at DIME Detroit is a mentorship and scholarship program for highly motivated students who are interested in developing their entrepreneurial business and community leadership skills. Successful students will receive individual and group… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Year 3 Songwriting Student George Wilson

As a Junior in the Commercial Songwriting Department, George Wilson is over halfway done with his degree, and we couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for him. We got the chance to ask George a few questions leading into this week’s Live & Lyrical Songwriter Showcase. What is your background and music… 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 »

Student Spotlight: Dalton Thomas (Drums)

    DIME Detroit offers programs in Commercial Music Performance (Guitar, Bass, Drums, and Vocals), Commerical Songwriting, and Music Industry Studies. In partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver, students at DIME Detroit can earn a Bachelor of Arts in Music on our innovative program. Our next semester starts on January 22, 2019! Find out more about all of… Read more »

Student Spotlight: Julia Shuren (Songwriter)

Continuing with our build up to DIME’s first Live & Lyrical songwriting showcase, which is taking place this Friday, October 19th, we are putting the student spotlight on first-year songwriter, Julia Shuren! Since starting at DIME in August, Julia has quickly made a splash in the DIME community, accompanying Grammy-nominated artist Alessia Cara on the DIME stage, performing with other DIME students… Read more »

Caring for the Whole Musician: DIME Detroit’s Fall 2018 Wellness Week

It’s tough being a college student – balancing work, school, friends, and family obligations can be difficult for anyone. It’s also hard to be a creative, whether that’s as a performer, writer, or visionary entrepreneur. At DIME, we know that it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the pressures of student life and the music industry.That’s why DIME’s Student… Read more »