Congratulations to DIME Vocal Performance students Don Goodall (second from right), Jamiliah Minter (third from right), and Fred Botten (center) on completing the Motown Museum Amplify Singing Competition. All three students performed with the other finalists at the Grand Finale show and Year 2 vocalist Fred Botten advanced to win the third place Soul Award with his rendition of The Jackson 5’s “I Want You Back”!
An open to the public, family-oriented event, AMPLIFY seeks to build on the rich legacy of Motown, celebrate the unique voices of Detroit and the creative synergy of artists past, present, and emerging. The four week semi-final phase of the competition was held in The Underground @ DIME, leading up to the grand finale performance at Detroit’s Garden Theatre. The Grand Prize Winning Act received a $2,500 cash prize and a studio session with Motown Museum AMPLIFY Producers Drew Schultz (MSU Denver Interim Campus Manager/DIME Instructor) and Kern Brantley (DIME 2018/19 Artist-in-Residence). Congrats to everyone that participated this year!
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