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LAHS senior Santiago Lopez named Grand Prize finalist for Music Center’s 33rd Annual Spotlight Program

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

This article was released by the Los Alamitos Unified School District.