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Support the Spotlight Program

Fredric Roberts, Founding Chairman 

Walter E. Grauman, Creator 

This season, The Music Center’s Spotlight celebrates 34 years of guiding young artists to develop their talents, to strive and to succeed. Presented by TMC Arts, Spotlight is completely free to participate, which gives equal footing to all teens, no matter their talent level or resources. Through arts experiences, auditions, feedback and mastery classes taught by renowned artists, students receive invaluable guidance within a supportive environment, allowing them to hone their skills and determine their path.

Spotlight recognizes and rewards participants with performance opportunities, access to industry professions and more than $100,000 in arts scholarships each year. Part education, part competition, Spotlight is transformational for young artists.

Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale

SAVE THE DATE! The Music Center's Spotlight Grand Finale performance will take place on Wednesday, June 15, 2022 at the Ahmanson Theatre. Join us IN PERSON as we celebrate the artistry, growth and achievements of our students during their year-long journey.

Giving Levels*

Please make a donation and help us set the stage for the next generation of artists and creative leaders. Gifts of $1,500 and above will be eligible for Spotlight Grand Finale benefits.


($9,250 tax-deductible)

Provides semifinal auditions in seven categories with distinguished panels of judges, including coaching and customized feedback on students' technique and artistry.

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($4,500 tax-deductible)

Helps fund the production of The Spotlight Academy, a series of free online performing arts workshops and talks led by leading arts professionals. 

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($2,250 tax-deductible)

Helps ensure that every student who applies to Spotlight receives detailed personalized written feedback from professional artists.

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($1,375 tax-deductible)

Supports our Spotlight alumni with mentorship and networking opportunities, as well as assistance with college placement and booking professional jobs. 

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*Customized sponsorship opportunities available for donors above $25,000.

Gifts of $1,500 and above will be eligible for Spotlight Grand Finale event benefits. Complete benefits to be announced in early 2022.

For more information, please contact or (213) 972-4344.

Fredric Roberts, Founding Chairman 

Walter E. Grauman, Creator 

Contact Us


Phone Hours:

Monday - Saturday 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


Phone Hours:

Monday - Friday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Center Theatre Group
(213) 628-2772


Summer Hours (starting 8/17/21):
Tuesday - Saturday, Noon - 5 p.m.
Closed Sundays & Mondays

Regular Hours (starting 10/12/21):
Tuesday - Sunday, Noon - 6 p.m.
Closed Mondays

LA Phil
(323) 850-2000