Now in its 28th year, The Music Center Spotlight program provides high school students an opportunity to stretch themselves by learning about audition/interview skills, making great audition videos, exploring artistry, and developing self-confidence; all in a safe and nurturing environment. It’s free, it’s easy and most importantly, it’s fun! Each year, Spotlight awards more than $100,000 to students in scholarships. It’s so much more than a competition! It provides scholarship opportunities and feedback to all students, no matter what level they have achieved in their arts discipline. Application deadline is October 19.

Categories are acting, classical voice, non-classical voice, ballet, non-classical dance, jazz instrumental and classical instrumental

We work with students on:

  • Developing self-confidence
  • Uncovering artistry
  • How to deal with nerves
  • What to do after you leave an audition or interview
  • Learning to cultivate self-discerning skills

For those students who advance to semifinals, there are individual and group master classes. All students can attend the group master classes, whether or not they advance. Finalists perform on stage at The Walt Disney Concert Hall! 

In addition, we are also offering a one day, free performing arts workshop called The Spotlight Academy at The Music Center on Sunday, September 27 for students, parents and teachers. Come hear arts professionals, counselors, and faculty talk about applying to and paying for college, careers in acting, what college panels are looking for, getting a dance agent, relaxation techniques, mentorship, ballet companies, developing artistry and much more!

For more information on the Spotlight program and/or The Spotlight Academy, please contact [email protected]