Applications Now Open for the Music Center's "SPOTLIGHT"

Applications now open for the Music Center’s Spotlight, offering performing arts scholarships and free artistic development for Southern California high school students.

Open to ALL Skill Levels, Spotlight Provides More than $100,000 in Scholarships, along with Performance Readiness Skills for Teens.


Southern California high school students interested in the performing arts can now apply to be a part of The Music Center’s Spotlight. Spotlight is completely free for Southern California high school students; students with all skill levels are encouraged to apply. All participants submit a video audition online and may apply to multiple categories for free. Spotlight applicants receive written feedback from a distinguished panel of judges and a certificate of achievement. They have the opportunity to receive valuable audition experience and knowledge in their performance disciplines through mastery classes and performance opportunities. Through a supportive environment, students develop important life skills, including building self‐esteem, preparation and perseverance.

PROCESS: (*Given circumstances around COVID-19, program elements and benefits are subject to change.) • Preliminary 1 (first round) auditions: Students submit an online video in one or more of the following categories: acting, ballet, classical instrumental, classical voice, dance, jazz instrumental and non‐classical voice.

Two grand prize finalists and an honorable mention in each category are announced after the semifinal auditions. • Grand Finale: Spotlight will conclude with a Grand Finale evening performance on June 15, 2022, at The Music Center’s Ahmanson Theatre*. More details to be announced.

*Subject to change.

For complete details, please visit The Music Center’s page here: https://app.getacceptd.com/musiccenter