VocalizeU is committed to finding altruistic ways of giving back to the singing community and finding ways to include artists who might otherwise not be able to attend out events. We are honored to be able to work with such amazing organizations and companies in our shared visions and ethos, to give back to those most worthy! Please take a look at the scholarships and partnerships we were able to offer this year.
Joyful Heart Silent Auction Scholarship
We were beyond proud to celebrate and participate in the Joyful Heart Foundation's 10 year anniversary Gala, #Joyful10! We donated a full scholarship to the 2014 Summer Artist Intensive and helped raise $30,000 to support this amazing organization that is working to end domestic violence and assault!
Joyful Heart was founded by Mariska Hargitay. When she started playing Detective Olivia Benson on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 16 years ago, the content of the scripts, as well as the work she did to prepare for the role, opened her eyes to the epidemics of sexual assault, domestic violence and child abuse. Inspired by her deep connection and love for Hawai‘i, where she first experienced her own heart awakening, Mariska founded Joyful Heart in Kona in 2004, with the intention of helping sexual assault survivors heal and reclaim a sense of joy in their lives. To find out more about Joyful Heart and donate, please visit: http://www.joyfulheartfoundation.org/
Rejoice & VocalizeU Scholarship
VocalizeU has partnered with Musical Soulfood Radio Network, a multi-media vehicle that engages listeners and consumers utilizing the integration of radio, mobile app, website, social networking, streaming media, content on-demand and special events. We were very honored to partner with them and create an amazing opportunity for one deserving vocalist, to win the chance of a lifetime to attend the Summer Artist Intensive. View her winning video HERE!
"Music is my essence. I've been singing since I can remember and have always touched people with my voice. It is my desire to express my natural gifts of song writing and singing with the world. The specialized education offered through this scholarship will allow me to hone my talents and acquire the skills needed to make my dreams come true and inspire others to love. Upon discovering VocalizeU, I became intuitively aware of this program's perfect fit for my professional goals. My performance experience is extensive. I did my first recording in a studio booth when I was 6 years old. I sang in church, social gatherings and talent shows. In my first year of college I sang on the university choir, and upon auditioning, was immediately chosen to be in an exclusive a cappella group. I have alongside my brother recorded over 20 songs in a studio since the age of 15 creating both English and Spanish masterpieces. I began writing poems at age 9 and writing songs at 21. I am experienced in Tropical/Latin/R&B/Jazz, and have performed at many venues. My faith in myself and higher source is strong and I am happily determined to shine."
California Talent Search Scholarship
A woman named Penny Framstad worked with us privately to afford deserving singers in her home area, with a chance to attend this year’s Summer Artist Intensive! She personally championed for it by using all her press connections in her area of San Francisco and Southern Califronia, to hold a Talent Search. The deserving winner was awarded a full scholarship! Watch her winning song HERE!
"I feel like this is an amazing opportunity for me as well as others to be able to develop something we are all passionate about. To be able to be trained to perfect my vocal abilities would be a dream come true for me. I love singing and creating music and love seeing the growth in my vocals and creativity. I always wished to be able to take vocal lessons but never really had the funds to do so. To receive this opportunity and be trained by professionals, I will be one step closer to my dream, which is to be a iconic artist such as Michael Jackson, Beyonce Knowles, Sade, and other artist who have inspired me to sing. I have accomplished many great things just from loving to sing. Such as being a contestant and top five finalist on ABC's National T.V show titled "Duets", being mentored by singer-song writer Robin Thicke, and also releasing an independent music album all on my own. I am extremely passionate about singing and music and wish to grow in both areas."
The Summer Artist Intensive has SOLD OUT of it's Super Star & Gold Star Packages, now only limited Standard Packages are still available. Get your ticket before they are all gone!