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Category Rules

Applying to Spotlight is easy, but first make sure you are eligible to participate:

  • You must 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, Kern, San Diego, Riverside or San Bernardino.
  • You must be an enrolled high school student as of December 31, 2020. You may not be enrolled as a full time college student.
  • Dance and Ballet students need to check the category rules page for residency exceptions 
  • You can apply to one or more of these categories: Acting, Ballet, Dance (formerly known as Non-Classical Dance), Classical Voice, Non-Classical Voice, Classical Instrumental or Jazz Instrumental 
  • Previous grand prize finalists are not eligible
  • Previous participants, Merit, Semifinalists and Honorable Mention awardees are eligible
  • You can apply to more than one category; however you will only be allowed to advance to finals in one, determined by which category you advance to the finals first
  • You must participate final rehearsals and performance filming if you become a Grand Prize Finalist 
  • All judges decisions are final
  • Complete the online application by October 23, 2020. Get your applications in early so you don't miss out!
  • Prepare and upload your audition video (recorded November 2019 - October 2020). Don't get nervous, we are going to make this super easy. If you get stuck along the way, just email us at spotlight@musiccenter.org 
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DOROTHY CHANDLER PAVILION BOX OFFICE


Window & Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

TMC Arts / Glorya Kaufman Presents
Dance at The Music Center

(213) 972-0711

LA Opera
(213) 972-8001

LA Master Chorale
(213) 972-7282


AHMANSON THEATRE &  
MARK TAPER FORUM
BOX OFFICE


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Saturday 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Sunday 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.

Phone Hours:
Center Theatre Group
(213) 628-2772
Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.


WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL 
BOX OFFICE


Window Hours:

Tuesday - Sunday, 12 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Closed Monday

Phone Hours:
LA Phil

(323) 850-2000
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.