On April 8, 2017, I watched 15 high school students excitedly await their turn to audition for a panel of world-class performers at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. Feeling the nerves; hearing the repetition of lines; and frequent words of encouragement like “break a leg” couldn’t help but make me proud of how far they’ve come – proud to celebrate this moment with them and proud to celebrate their journey through The Music Center’s Spotlight program.
Since 1988, Spotlight, The Music Center’s hallmark arts training and scholarship program, has changed the lives of more than 45,000 high school students in Southern California. Offered at no cost, the program provides personalized guidance, master classes, college and career workshops, scholarships and the chance to audition for the Spotlight Grand Finale Performance at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall. It truly connects students with a supportive community that provides pathways to personal, professional and artistic growth at every skill level.
Spotlight helps turn big dreams into brighter futures.
I hope you will consider supporting this transformative program. Your contributions are a direct investment in students and the future of the arts. In honor of our 29th year, we’ve set a goal to raise $2,900 by 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, May 4, 2017.
Donate $10 or more in support of Spotlight today, and we’ll list your name on our special “Rising Star” webpage AND enter your name in a contest to win two tickets to the Spotlight Grand Finale Performance on Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at The Music Center’s Walt Disney Concert Hall!
It’s more important than ever to support creative thinking and artistic expression. We hope you will join us as we develop the performing arts and creative leaders of the next generation.
Thank you for your generosity.