DIME Set to Open in ’14

Mike Lawson • News • March 17, 2014

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Detroit Institute of Music Education to offer degree, diploma, and part-time performance courses 

A new performance-based music education college is slated to open up in Detroit in the fall of 2014. Founded by three veterans of the British music industry – Kevin Nixon, Sarah Clayman, and Bruce Dickinson – DIME, the Detroit Institute of Music Education, school will offer advanced music students courses in guitar, bass, vocals, drums, songwriting and music entrepreneurship.

The plan is reportedly to start enrollment with about 150 students, and then gradually boost that up to about 1,000.

The founding trio of Nixon, Clayman, and Dickinson built five independent music colleges in Britain and Ireland over the past decade, which they have recently sold. Meanwhile, they have reportedly been eagerly seeking the opportunity to embark on a similar venture in the U.S. for some time, and found the resurging Detroit to be a near-perfect location. 

DIME will be offering a B.A. and diploma tracks in Creative Music Performance, with specialization in guitar, bass, drums, vocals, songwriting, and music entrepreneurship, as well as part-time and summer classes.

Opening in August of 2014, the location of the Detroit Institute for Music Education will be 1265 Griswold Street, Capitol Park, Detroit.



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