The Music Center has named 14 Grand Prize finalists from nearly 1,500 applicants in The Music Center’s 33rd annual Spotlight (Spotlight) program, a free nationally acclaimed arts training and scholarship program for Southern California teens.
The 14 Spotlight Grand Prize winners include two finalists in each of seven categories: acting, ballet, dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental. In addition to performing in the finale event, each student will receive a $5,000 scholarship. Los Alamitos High School’s own Santiago Lopez was selected in the area of Jazz Instrumental.
The Music Center re-imagined Spotlight’s offerings for the 2020–2021 year to be entirely digital and COVID safe. For the second year in a row, The Music Center’s Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale Performance will take place as a virtual event, premiering on May 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time on musiccenter.org via The Music Center Offstage digital platform as well as Facebook Live @musiccenterla. Spotlight alum and major recording artist Josh Groban will host the hour-long program featuring the 14 finalists as the stars of the show.
Congratulations Santiago! Please be sure to watch the Spotlight performance at the date/time/website listed below.
WATCH ON: May 22, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. PT on musiccenter.org