Music Center Spotlight Awards
Scholarship Sponsored by Music Center
The Spotlight competition provides cash scholarships and artistic development to empower high school students by emphasizing preparation, courage, critical thinking and perseverance while providing an invaluable opportunity for students to hone their performing skills! Southern California High School students of ALL skill levels are encouraged to apply for FREE. $100,000 in cash scholarships are awarded each year to students along with personalized feedback, eligibility for mastery classes with world renowned artists, and more! We are part competition, part education and always fun! It's easy to apply; fill out an application and upload a video! Take a chance on yourself! Check out The Spotlight Academy for info on the program and categories!
Spotlight Merit, Semifinalist and Honorable Mention awardees from 2022 will automatically bypass Preliminary 1 and advance to Preliminary 2 auditions. You still must fill out a new Spotlight application and upload the 2023 Placeholder Video that will be sent to you.
During the registration process, please use student's name and not a parent's/guardian's.
To Apply, You Must:
A) Be a Southern California high school student who attends a public, private, online, or home school. Your home base must be in one of these counties: Los Angeles, Orange, Ventura, Santa Barbara, San Diego, Riverside, Kern, or San Bernardino.
B) You must be an enrolled high school student as of December 31, 2022. You may not be enrolled as a full time college student.
C) Dance and Ballet students, please check the category rules page for out of state residency exceptions.
D) Apply to one or more of these categories: Acting, Ballet, Dance, Classical Voice, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Instrumental, or Jazz Instrumental. You can apply to as many categories as you want!
E) Read all the important information listed in the application, even though it’s the last thing you want to do. ☺ Think of it as a way to get ready for your college and competition auditions!!
F) Complete the online application by October 17, 2022. Don’t wait until the last minute!
G) Prepare and upload your audition video.