LOS ANGELES – Following two rounds of virtual auditions, The Music Center in Los Angeles selected 112 high school students from Southern California as semifinalists in The Music Center’s 33rd annual Spotlight program, a free nationally acclaimed arts training and scholarship program for teens.
Four students from southwest Riverside County were named semifinalists, and each received a $300 scholarship.
Junior Shukrat Turdikhodjaev from Idyllwild Arts Academy was selected a semi-finalist in the jazz instrumental category.
Junior Gunner Stephens from Murrieta Mesa High School was named a semifinalist for dance.
Senior Robyn Morales from Murrieta Valley High School was chosen as semifinalist for non-classical voice and classical voice.
Senior Keara Nichols, a home-schooler