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Look what happens at the VMI

A day at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute with a lot of live performances, workshops, clinics, masterclasses, open councellings, auditions, informormation and interesting discussions.

 

Daily life at the VMI

A brief insight into the daily student life at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute.

 

One of the world´s best guitarists

The guitarist and longtime VMI lecturer Conrad Schrenk was counted among the 100 best fusion guitarists worldwide by 'Reality Speaks' in 2017. In the following video the exceptional guitarist deminstrates a small section of his breathtaking skills.

 

Gisele Jackson - new Vocal Coach at the VMI

The New Yorker singer and full-blooded musician Gisele Jackson will be joining our VMI-Vienna Music Institute team from academic year 2017/18 as  a vocal coach. Giselle will be active as a coach in Stage Performance Training as well as for singer/songwriters.

 

Chanda Rule - new addition to the VMI team

The charismatic singer Chanda Rule lived and worked in New York for many years. As of academic year 2017/18 the gifted singer will be active teaching singer/songwriters in 'Creative Songwriting' at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute.

 

Mel Verez - new at the VMI from 09/2017

Mel Verez counts among the most versatile new Austrian voices. From September 2017 she will be coaching vocalists and singer/songwriters in various vocal and performance techniques.

 

Mel Verez ab 09/2017 am VMI

Guitarist Bernd Brodträger completed his diploma in the winter semester of 2015 an began his professional music career right away. Since then the virtuoso guitarist has been filling the national arenas with the band 'Seiler und Speer'.

 

VMI students win a concert tour to Holland

The winning band of the VMI Band Contest 2016/17 is 'FIN'. The talented musicians will travel to Holland to perform on the 'Altersonic Stage' during the 'Eurosonic Noorderslag Festival', one of the biggest music festivals in Europe.

 

Cooperation with graduates and tutors

The singer Lise Huber graduated with distinction from the VMI and is currently working together in the band 'Lil Maxine' with drummer Konstantin Kräutler (VMI graduate living in the USA) and VMI tutor and bassist Oliver Steger.

 

Interview & Performance at the VMI

Conrad Schrenk is one of the most technically accomplished guitarists in the country and formely played with Austrian legend Falco. For many years Conrad has being teaching successfully at the VMI. Spectacular virtuosity cmbined with pure musicality!

 

VMI Finals 2014

Some of the graduates 2014 play a rhythmically complex and powerful authentic jazz song in front of a large audience. These cheered the performance with enthusiastic applause.

 

Solo-Performance of a VMI Graduate-Vocalist

Emanuel Treu completed his vocal/guitar study at the VMI with distinction and went on to impress as a solo performer. Today, the multi-instrumentalist writes songs for well-known acts in the German language music industry.

 

VMI Final Concert 2013

A modern and powerful performance of some of the graduates 2013, featuring Gloria Amesbauer on vocals and Valentin Zopp on keyboards, Johannes Bankl on trumpet, David Dornig and Thomas Wintersteiger on guitar and a great rhythm section.

 

Scholarships for the NYC Music Marathon

Six VMI students received scholarships in 2016 for the NYC Music Marathon in Mattighofen. Congratulations to Juliane Blinzer (voc), Konstantin Plachner (p), Sascha Liebich (g), Benjamin Mayr (b), Lukas Florian (b) and Matthias Mairleitner.

 

VMI-Tutor Projects

Peter Rom is one of the most engaged guitarists of the younger Viennese music scene. Of Peter´s many projects and collaborations, his innovative trio with Schaerer/Eberle never fails to impress.

 

VMI-Tutor Collaborations

For many years VMI tutors Wolfgang Reisinger (drums) and Andy Manndorff (guitar) have been playing together regularly in diverse jazz formations.

 

VMI-graduate with international lectureship

The German drummer Michael Kihn graduated with distinction at the VMI and went on to receive a scholarship at 'Berklee College of Music' in Boston before taking an additional study at the 'New School' in New York City. Michael is currently a sought after drummer with lectureships in South America and other regions.

 

VMI students in the Conchita Wurst band

The bassist Florian Schaffellner and drummer Lukas Schönsgibl both studied at the VMI-Vienna Music Institute. Today, these talented musicians are in Conchita Wurst´s (Eurovision Song Contest winner) band.

 

Scholarships in the USA for VMI graduates

Drummer Konstantin Kräutler had already demonstrated his extraordinary virtuosity during his study at the VMI. Following his graduation in Vienna, Konstantin received a scholarship in the USA to perfect his musicanship.

 

VMI tutor Betty Semper

The charismatic soul singer and long-standing VMI-tutor Betty Semper impresses with her powerful authenticity, and is working successfully in countless bands and TV productions.

 

 

Further information

 

 
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