December 3, 2012, at the historic Majestic Theater in Dallas, was a highlight of last year’s Snowball Express for many of our families. We want to give a special thank you to the Texas Music Project and the George A. Robinson IV Foundation for producing the Talent Showcase at our seventh annual event.
In preparation for the Talent Showcase, our kids got to work with talent coaches and industry professionals including, Michael Clay, Amin Emam, internationally renowned vocal coach Linda Septien, and instructors from MediaTech Institute. In all 25 Snowball children performed that evening in front of a full house of 2,800 at the Majestic Theatre. The Show was engineered by Pappy Middleton (Bonnie Raitt’s engineer), guitars were provided by PRS Guitars, and the event was captured in pictures and video by Simone Robertson, Orchard Group Productions, and Media World.
The George A. Robinson IV Foundation not only sponsored they entire Showcase, but also made a $10,000 donation to the Snowball Express, a portion of which was used to create a $2,500 scholarship to the Septien School of Contemporary Music in Dallas for one Showcase participant. The highly talented young man who performed his way to this award was Clif Maurer of Tyler, TX.
The Texas Music Project helps deserving students get from the classroom to the stage. The Texas Music Project (TMP) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit whose primary mission is to promote music education and functions as a grassroots resource for students seeking careers in the music industry. TMP brings educational programs and performance opportunities to disadvantaged children who would not otherwise have access to these experiences.