Spotlight on Spotlight: Famed Teen Arts Academy Launches Online Tutorials

Spotlight program director Jeri Gaile shares advice on a webisode.

The Music Center unveils videos for aspiring young artists

As part of its renowned Spotlight Academy, The Music Center presents an episodic series of videos to help young performers gain valuable insights into arts careers and workforce development skills—including tips on how to apply for the organization’s free arts training and scholarship program.

Spotlight is a nationally recognized program for Southern California high school students offering arts experiences and mentorship by professional artists and administrators and awards each year of more than $100,000 in scholarships. 

Alumni include recording artists Josh Groban and Adam Lambert, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland and Tony Award winner Lindsay Mendez. 

Other past participants now dance with the world’s top companies, play with its best orchestras and at leading jazz clubs, sing at major opera houses and star on Broadway. Still others are executives working behind-the-scenes at arts schools, institutions and businesses.

Spotlight applications are available at; the deadline is October 16. Also available on demand on the Music Center Offstage digital platform are an introduction to the program; application rules for each of the seven categories; and episodes addressing other topics of interest to young performing artists.

Photo courtesy the Music Center.


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