We are constantly inspired by the incredible work that is being accomplished in the arts community and always look for opportunities to lend our support in any way we can. Whether we are helping to promote an educational opportunity or campaign that speaks to us or collaborating on projects with today's most passionate leaders and educators, we firmly believe that together we can create a supportive and united community, so that the arts will thrive across the nation!
☆ #JoeyShine Video Contest with NYMF ☆
#JoeyShine Winners (pictured L to R)
Grand Prize Winner: Amanda Lopez (2015 graduate of The Boston Conservatory), 2nd Prize Winner: Pablo Torres (Junior at The Boston Conservatory), 3rd Prize Winner: Kate Suppes (2015 graduate of The Hartt School)
In 2015, we partnered with NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert to present the inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest. Student performers in the NYC metro area submitted their cover of Joey's song, "Waiting for More," for the opportunity to sing Off Broadway at Joey's NYMF concert at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center. The Top 20 Finalists received singing and acting thru song video feedback and recorded their professional quality final draft videos in NYC to shine in front of the judges panel (Frankie Grande, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, & Eden Espinosa).
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The #ShineTop20 finalists ranged in age from 15-22 years old and reside across the metro area in CT, NY, NJ, PA.
☆ Statement Arts ☆
Statement Arts is an arts education outreach non-profit located in New York City that works with at-risk and underserved urban youth. Co-founder Caroline Selia first was introduced to the amazing team and students at Statement Arts in Summer 2014, when she served as Music Director/Mentor. Polish Your Passion has had the exciting opportunity to sponsor master classes and work/study positions for several of the Statement Arts graduates this past year. You can even see their talent featured in our PYP commercial!
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Statement Arts '14 alum after a musical theatre audition master class with Co-founders Caroline and Tom
Some of the Statement Arts '14 alum after shooting their featured spots in our PYP commercial
☆ #TonyShine ☆
Co-founders Tom & Caroline in the #TonyShine intro video. Check it out here!
When we heard that the Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University had launched the #NominateMyTeacher search for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award, we became so inspired by this initiative that we decided to help "spread the word" through our #TonyShine campaign. We loved the fact that nominators could submit a video as part of the "Tell Us the Story" portion of the nomination and offered our services to help polish those videos, so that nominees could shine in front of the judges panel.
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Co-founders Tom & Caroline share their video submission tips. Check it out here!