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☆ #JoeyShine Video Contest Winner Announced 

The Grand Prize winner of the Polish Your Passion (www.pypnyc.com) and NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest is Amanda Lopez. She will perform her rendition of the competition song, "Waiting for More," at NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert on July 16th at 8pm at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theater at The Pershing Square Signature Center. She joins a stellar list of special guest stars including Broadway's Ben Fankhauser and Adam Kaplan, as well as Alex Newell from Glee.

 

Amanda Lopez is originally from Miami, Florida and is a 2015 graduate of The Boston Conservatory. Some of her recent credits include Carrie: The Musical (Speakeasy Stage Company); The Museum of Useless Desire, Disney's On the Record! (The Boston Conservatory). NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert will mark her NYC & NYMF debut.

 

To read the full article, click here.

☆ M.O.V.E Radio w. Nicole Johnson 

In her 6/15 M.O.V.E. radio show, Nicole Johnson interviewed Tom Morin and Caroline Selia, the Founders of Polish Your Passion, to chat about everything PYP and #JoeyShine. 

 

Nicole Johnson is Founder & Creative Director of Javanna Productions, a non-profit production and entertainment company that raises funds and awareness for a variety of social causes via the arts. Every year, Javanna Productions presents an effort entitled M.O.V.E. (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment) in which members utilize their talent for the betterment of their communities. Nicole seeks to report positive news of all kinds via M.O.V.E. Radio catering to her diverse following of M.O.V.E. members and supporters. 

 

M.O.V.E. RADIO is a platform for uplifting news and on-air games that unite communities upon our common need for positivity. The show features people from all walks of life, and listeners will hear victories and exciting stories from outstanding people of all ages, occupations and faiths. For more info about Javanna Productions and M.O.V.E. RADIO, click here

 

To listen to the full M.O.V.E. radio interview with Polish Your Passion, click here.

 

☆ #JoeyShine Video Contest Feature on BroadwayWorld 

Polish Your Passion (www.pypnyc.com) and NYMF's Joey Contreras in Concert present the inaugural #JoeyShine Video Contest providing emerging student performers with the opportunity to compete to perform at a rising artist's concert.

 

This year, Award winning and iTunes Pop Charting songwriter Joey Contreras (Love Me, Love Me Not: The Music of Joey Contreras, Young Kind of Love; Playbill's "Contemporary Musical Theatre Songwriters You Should Know"; www.joeycontreras.com) has penned the competition song, "Waiting for More."

 

To read the full article, click here.

 Something New Podcast w/ Joel B. New 

 

In Episode 307, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with Tom Morin and Caroline Selia, the Founders of Polish Your Passion, now featuring the MomentB4 Audition Video Feedback Service (pypnyc.com).

 

For the live song portion of the episode, Mr. Morin and Ms. Selia performed "Courtesy Is Contagious," music and lyrics by Joel B. New. Accompanied by Gillian Berkowitz and recorded live at TruVoice Studios NYC. For a free digital download of this episode's sheet music, listeners may visit New's NoiseTrade Bookstore for a limited time.

 

Named one of the Top 20 Podcasts for Theatre Fans by BroadwayWorld.com, "Something New" dissects what it means to be a working, multifaceted artist in America and always concludes with a premiere recording from one of New's latest musical projects. "Something New" is available on iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, and TuneIn. For more info, please visit joelbnew.com.

 

To read the full article, click here.

 

To listen to the full Something New podcast interview with Tom Morin & Caroline Selia, click here.

 

To listen to ☆bonus☆ footage from the Something New interview with Tom & Caroline, click here.

☆ #TonyShine Feature on BroadwayWorld 

Currently, Polish Your Passion is launching the first national campaign of #TonyShine. The #TonyShine online effort will benefit the Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University's #NominateMyTeacher search for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. 

 

Students can submit a draft of the "Tell Us the Story" portion of their teacher nomination in video or essay format, and Polish Your Passion will send their #TonyShine video feedback for free. Interested students may send their #TonyShine draft by March 25th. The Polish Your Passion co-founders have been inspired by drama teachers in their own educational journeys and seek to encourage all students to nominate teachers that have changed their lives through theatre.

 

To read the full article, click here.

 Feature on Nectar News 

Polish Your Passion is an online-based theatre education company that provides personalized audition video feedback to performers (ages 13+) across the country. Using modern technology, students can receive professional feedback on their audition videos in the convenience of their homes, dorm rooms and classrooms. Polish Your Passion was co-founded by singing coach, Caroline Selia, and acting coach, Tom Morin, with the belief that the “moment before” an audition or performance should be a positive experience.

 

The MomentB4 audition video feedback initiative was created to help our clients feel confident, prepared and polished. MomentB4 brings NYC singing/acting expertise anywhere, so you can have someone coaching you right up until you walk into the audition room! - PYP Creative Team

 

Currently, Polish Your Passion is launching the first national campaign of #TonyShine. #TonyShine is an online effort that will benefit the Tony Awards® and Carnegie Mellon University’s #NOMINATEMYTEACHER search for the inaugural Excellence in Theatre Education Award. Students can submit a draft of the “Tell Us the Story” portion of their teacher nomination in video or essay format, and Polish Your Passion will send their #TonyShine video feedback for free. The Polish Your Passion co-founders have been inspired by drama teachers in their own educational journeys and seek to encourage all students to nominate a teacher that has changed their life through theatre.

 

To read the full article, click here.

 

 

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