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MILLISA HENDERSON Website

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PRESS AND AWARDS


 “Watch this video and you'll see why this young
woman is going to be a guitar goddess.”
- LIVE NATION, 2013



Berklee
AT the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Ma, Millisa received a scholarship for and attended the week-long 2013 Guitar Sessions program. She performed as part of Ethan Brosh’s Metal Ensemble. While there, she was invited to audition for and was awarded a full-tuition scholarship to Berklee’s 2014 Five-Week Summer Performance Program.

At Five-Week in August 2014, she played in the World Blowout Ensemble. She auditioned for and was one of two guitarists selected for the All-Star Rock Ensemble, a top-level instrumental group. Both ensembles performed to a full-house at the Berklee Performance Center.

She received another scholarship for 2015 Five-Week and performed in the Funk Fusion Blowout Ensemble. Again, she auditioned for and was selected for the All-Star Rock Ensemble. Again, both ensembles played to a full-house at the Berklee Performance Center. During the program, she auditioned and was also awarded a $30,000.00 per year scholarship (total $120,000.00) for Berklee’s four- year undergraduate music program.

Ultimately, Millisa was awarded the Berklee Lollapalooza Scholarship, a full tuition scholarship awarded to one outstanding rock musician every year. She began college at Berklee in September 2016. As a student at Berklee, Millisa has performed in countless recitals and ensembles, including Jon finn's prog rock ensmeble, Rock/Pop Guitar night at the Berklee Performance Center, and a directed-study ensemble celebrating the life and music of Ronnie James DIO. 


Queen of strings
  Queen of Strings, an international competition for unendorsed guitarists and bassists, chose Millisa as second place guitar winner in their first annual competition on June 9, 2015.  The contest was judged by renowned professional women musicians.  These judges included Nik West, Orianthi, Jennifer Batten, and Kat Dyson.  Millisa was the only musician from the United States who placed from over 900 original entries around the world.



DIVEBOMBER
Floyd Rose chose Millisa as winner of their “Floyd Rose Signed Dive Bomber Guitar Giveaway Contest” on December 24, 2013, for her video entry covering Van Halen’s “Eruption.”  The contest promoted the Floyd Rose website, and her video is posted there


Other Various Awards

In April 2013, Millisa was chosen as an "Outstanding Soloist" at Northeastern State University's annual jazz festival.

Millisa was chosen as the 2014 RSP, Inc. Spotlight Horizon Artist of the Year

In April 2014, Millisa was the winner of Festival Idol during the Oklahoma City Arts Festival in the 13-18 age category.