The Torpedo Scholarship

It is no question that our long-time officer and former president, Micky Rosenquist, has contributed immensely to the vibrant community of young musicians that we serve. Thanks to an anonymous donor, there are two scholarships available to honor Micky’s legacy. Micky is a multi-instrumental producer / composer / performer who has collaborated and toured with many artists throughout the country. Micky owns Underground Squirrel Studio, a music production studio based in Rockford, IL, where he teaches private music lessons and records/produces music of various genres. Along with helping other musical artists and students find their musical voice, Micky can also be found writing and performing under the stage name, Micky Torpedo. Micky creates everything from instrumental, ambient musical compositions to rowdy rock and roll with bands like Go Go Torpedo, Evil Zenith, and many others. Formerly an adjunct professor of music and audio engineering for Rock Valley College, Micky has given many presentations on songwriting and audio engineering at Rock Valley College, Rockford University, and Keith Country Day School, to name a few. He holds A.A and B.A. degrees in music and is a graduate from the Northern Illinois University Music Program. The Torpedo Scholarship is open to any and all applicants aged 12-20, any instrument. Scholarship is performance or needs-based, and is good for 1 week of summer camp, $399 value.