NEW VOICES Awards 2015 an annual WCCA TV production created and written and Directed by Mauro DePasquale is a WCCA TV community youth programming project, recently completed shooting it’s three episode production scheduled.
Our goal is interface community and youth from a diversity of backgrounds and interest, particularly applications that relate to music and television.
Produced by a team that includes WCCA members of all ages, the focus of this program showcases young talent between the ages of 14-19.
More than a dozen singers this years applied and auditioned to further their musical experience and to compete for prizes donated from community members. Gift sponsors include Free make overs for semi finalist and finalist from LJ’s Hair Hop , Recording session from Starfleet Audio, an audition spot for Community Auditions Star of the Day, shot in Boston, Gift Certificates from Union Music, and Cash awards from Music Revolt. The program is sponsored in part by Worcester Arts Council, a local agency, which is supported by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, Kirby Foundation Fund, and the Hanover Insurance Group Foundation, and also by WCCA volunteers and interns.
Singers receive valuable insight and constructive critique from a judges panel which includes industry professionals and accomplished peers.
The grand prize winner will also have an opportunity to serve as a judge in next years edition of New Voices Awards. Judges include Arts and Entertainment writer Victor Infante of the Telegram and Gazette, Cliff Goodwin, international professional guitarist and music producer, and Trinity Faith, a New Voices grand prize winner in 2014 who also became a finalist in the major market Community Auditions in Boston as a result of her win at WCCA TV.
News Voices TV crew also includes young student video an communications interns who are learning the craft of television production at WCCA TV .
Tune into WCCA TV cable channel 194 and at wccatv.com for more meaningful television.
WCCA TV is a non-profit charitable organization with a mission to empower individuals and to build community through electronic media since 1986. WCCA is an organization that stands for media democracy, media literacy and creative innovation.