The Changing Lives Showcase was established in 2011 by Josiah Bruny, CEO and Founder of Music Changing Lives, with the intention of creating a platform for emerging young musicians and artists to showcase their masterpieces. The Changing Lives Showcase is a free event for artists 5-19 years old, produced by Music Changing Lives in collaboration with the Moreno Valley Unified School District. Artists can compete in 5 categories including Vocal, Dance, DJ, Instrumentals, and Visual Art. The artists are also encouraged to play original music and all art entries are original pieces.
The Changing Lives Showcase is a 21-week after school music and art enrichment program that serves underprivileged and at-risk youth within the Moreno Valley School District. The purpose of Showcase is to engage musically and artistically talented individuals to stay in school and focus on their education for their future. By providing key programs including music, art, tutoring, mentoring and financial literacy as incentives, MCL hopes to continue to change students’ negative perception of school.
At the completion of the program, students can enter the Changing Lives Showcase competition. Students present works of visual or performing arts to compete to see who is the best at music and art. Their artworks are judged by a panel of local artists and celebrity guests, in addition awards are provided for students who have shown academic achievements in GPA, attendance and most improved overall.
For 2020, we are disheartened we can't hold a live Showcase, but we are elated to bring the show online this year, and still provide a platform for our youth to Showcase their talents!
We are now raising funds so the Changing Lives Showcase can continue on for youth throughout the summer. We hope to hosts various concerts and mini-series with youth from around the world to provide even greater access to music and art for children and youth across the globe. We want to provide some social and emotional healing through the arts during these trying times.