Steve Vai: doctor of music!

STEVE VAI was presented with an Honorary Doctor Of Music Degree by Musicians Institute at its fall 2009 graduation ceremony, which took place on September 18 at the Wiltern Theater in Los Angeles.

Presenting the degree, only the second awarded by the school in its thirty-two year history, MI’s Vice President of Education Beth Marlis remarked, “Steve Vai has not only inspired countless musicians around the world and played a major role in the evolution of modern rock guitar, he also embodies MI’s ideal of the artist-educator who combines the relentless pursuit of his creative vision with a sense of responsibility for mentoring the next generation.”
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