Thursday, October 1, 2009

Music Center Extends Deadline for Spotlight Awards Performing Arts Applications






Extended Deadline is October 8, 2009


            LOS ANGELES—The Music Center of Los Angeles County has extended its deadline for applications in the Performing Arts categories for the 22nd Annual Music Center Spotlight Awards.   

            Performing Arts applications must be received online or postmarked by no later than Thursday, October 8, 2009. Visual Arts applications must be received online or postmarked by no later than Tuesday, December 1, 2009.  The program is free and open to all students who attend high school in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Diego, Santa Barbara, and Ventura counties at time of deadline.

            The Music Center Spotlight Awards program is one of the nation’s most acclaimed performing and visual arts education programs for teens, offering training in the arts and awarding over $100,000 in scholarships annually to finalists, semi-finalists, and participants who received honorable mentions.

            The program has launched numerous professional careers—fifteen finalists are Presidential Scholars and many have joined or performed with professional companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, American Ballet Theatre, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the New York Philharmonic.   Many alumni return to the program and participate as judges and master class instructors.

            Fredric M. Roberts is founding chairman of the Music Center Spotlight Awards and Walter Grauman is creator/executive producer.

            For more information about the Music Center Spotlight Awards program, call 213-972-3300 or visit

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Erin Gorman
Assistant, Marketing & Communications
Music Center - Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles County
135 N. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
213-972-3320 (phone)
213-972-4304 (fax)


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