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Support the Spotlight Program



Fredric Roberts, Founding Chairman 

Walter E. Grauman, Creator 

Thanks to the continued support of our donors during these challenging times, the Spotlight program is alive and thriving. By successfully shifting to virtual auditions and transitioning The Spotlight Academy to an episodic series of free online tutorial videos, the Spotlight program is now even more accessible to students.

Learn more about Spotlight and our new Spotlight Academy format.

Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale

On May 30, 2020 The Music Center presented the first-ever Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale, hosted by Tony Award®-winner and Spotlight alumna Lindsay Mendez. The program featured phenomenal performances by our 14 Spotlight finalists with special guest appearances by notable Spotlight alumni Misty Copeland, Josh Groban and more. The finale was a huge success, showcasing the students’ artistry and year-long journey on a global stage and reaching its largest audience to-date.

SAVE THE DATE! Our next Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale will premiere on Saturday, May 22, 2021.

Giving Levels

Please consider making a gift to support the Spotlight program. Your generosity will allow us to continue to provide this invaluable arts training program free of charge to high school students across Southern California.  

Benefactor $50,000

Helps to underwrite the production of the Spotlight Virtual Grand Finale, a culminating event that showcases the immense talent and artistry of Spotlight students and celebrates their journey through the program.

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Visionary $25,000

Provides mastery classes with world-renowned artists and artistic directors in each of the seven artistic disciplines for more than 100 Spotlight Semifinalists and hundreds of student observers.

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Ambassador $10,000

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

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Innovator $5,000 

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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Patron $2,500

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

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Supporter $1,000

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

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Additional recognition opportunities available for donors of $10,000 or more.

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



Fredric Roberts, Founding Chairman 

Walter E. Grauman, Creator 

Contact Us


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


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.


Window Hours:

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Closed Monday

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LA Phil

(323) 850-2000
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