Center Stage Your chance to be seen by record labels

Center Stage
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An overview of Center Stage.

This could be your breakthrough moment

School of Rock, in partnership with Atlantic Records and Artist Partner Group, wants your voice to be heard. Introducing Center Stage, an artist search program for standout musicians between the ages of 13-19. Selected artists will have an opportunity to participate in a recording session, and perform in a live artist showcase with record label executives in Los Angeles. Additionally, we will be providing 100 applicants with School of Rock songwriting camp scholarships.


Come to LA

We’ll be inviting a number of applicants to Los Angeles for a performance-filled weekend.


Recording Sessions

Work with professional engineers to record your music in their executive recording studios.


Live Artist Showcase

Perform live for record label executives at an exclusive artist showcase.

Video Submissions for 2019 are now closed
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Watch a sample submission video to help you craft your audition.

90-second intro


Start your video by telling us about yourself. Include your name, age and how long you’ve been singing. Then make sure to answer these questions:


Perform one song

Perform a song of your choice.  It can be an original or cover, but special consideration will go towards applicants performing original songs. 


Upload your video

Upload your video to YouTube and include the link in the submission form. Please make sure your video is "Unlisted" or "Public". All video submissions are due by June 30, 2019. We can’t wait to hear from you.


Interested in a camp scholarship? 

Check "Yes" under the scholarship section on the submission form if you need tuition assistance to continue your music education journey. We'll be selecting 100 entrants to receive a School of Rock songwriting camp scholarship.   


Next steps

Submssions were due by June 30, 2019. We'll be notifying all finalists later this year. Missed your chance to submit? Try again in 2020 for next year's contest. Find out more about Center Stage here.

Ushering in the next generation of musicians
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School of Rock is giving away songwriting scholarships to 100 young musicians as part of Center Stage.

The Center Stage program is designed to help usher in the next generation of talented musicians. However, some aspiring young musicians don’t have the financial means to pursue formalized music education. School of Rock, Atlantic Records, and Artist Partner Group are giving away 100 scholarships for songwriting camps as part of Center Stage. If you’re interested in applying, submit your video audition above and remember to check the scholarship box to be considered. All submissions are due by June 30, 2019.