Irvine, California (PRWEB) May 18, 2015
On June 7, dozens of new young rising stars will entertain Orange County with sensational sounds and moves when Melody Makers’ up-and-comers take to the stage for the annual OC Pop Concert. It takes place at OCSA’s Margaret A. Webb Theater, 801 Main Street, in Santa Ana (92701).
One gigantic highlight of the star-studded evening will be honoring three huge music industry moguls who have supported Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation. Awards will go to these celebrities:
- PHILIP BAILEY, lead singer of the EARTH, WIND, AND FIRE. http://philipbailey.com
- AMIR BAYYAN, lead guitar player and original member of KOOL AND THE GANG! http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx/music/artist/Amir+Bayyan/a/albums.htm
- BENJAMIN WRIGHT, composer and arranger for Justin Timberlake, OutKast, Michael Jackson and many more! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Benjamin_Wright_(composer)
Sponsored by the Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation (http://melodymakersoc.com/scholarship/) and Music Education Center, the annual event celebrates local singers and dancers and showcases strides they have made in the past year under the tutelage of standout songwriter/music coach Melanie Andrews and her staff.
Truly one of the area’s best-kept secrets, the OC Pop Concert pulls out all the stops to entertain and, in doing so, wins rave reviews every year. Featured front and center are Melody Makers’ voice and dance students, as well as MDI Hits recording artists Sammy C., Sabrina Von B, Malachi Mallywood, and Danica (http://musicdevelopmentinc.com/artists-2/). This year’s special guest is an exciting sister trio by the name of Tri-Love. These three young actresses and singers who make up this new teen singing group have already created a buzz in the entertainment industry. Their credits include starring and guest roles on hits shows from Nickelodeon, Disney Channel and much, much more. Tri-Love will add an extra dose of fun to this year’s concert.
Melody Makers CEO Melanie Andrews, a multi-platinum songwriter, spearheads the spectacular event that has a twofold goal. It raises scholarship money for musically gifted young artists and showcases the talents of young people in the Melody Makers program for a large audience. As a nonprofit, Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation contributes to music education in Orange County by providing artist development in a high-energy, professional music environment. MDI trains artists in a professional recording studio. Throughout the year, the singers and dancers perform at diverse venues, such as OCSA's Margaret A. Webb Theater, Universal Studios Hollywood, the OC Fairgrounds, and Disneyland.
Melody Makers students train at a facility at 104 Discovery in Irvine.
Concert producers are Melanie Andrews and the instructors on the staff of her Music Development Incorporated (MDI). Coming from a background as a musical child prodigy, Andrews grew up to write and co-write songs for famous artists and groups, including Earth, Wind and Fire and Janet Jackson. She also writes music for TV, including the ABC soap opera “General Hospital.” http://musicdevelopmentinc.com/about/our-ceo/
In Melanie Andrews, students have a program director that enthusiastically supports and promotes program participants. Year-round, she and her instructors tutor music/dance enthusiasts in performing skills. Andrews also arranges access to venues and events where they can explore their musical gifts. “Her positive, fun attitude and genuine interest in young people make Melanie a real gift to Orange County,” says Jennifer Shoquist, M.D., mother of dance team member London San Luis. “The kids love learning from Melanie and the other coaches and choreographers, and I only wish more parents knew about this incredible program.”
“Our OC Pop Concert is a professional, fantastic evening for kids, tweens, and teens that parents will love, too,” Melanie Andrews says. “What is most rewarding about this annual event is that it allows us to raise funds to help those that can't afford our programs and classes by awarding them a full year's music scholarship! Our Scholarship Foundation also gives to local youth shelters and other programs!" This year, the Foundation is donating 30 tickets to a nonprofit organization called Grandma's House of Hope based in Anaheim that provides basic needs and enrichment services to women, children, and families living in extreme poverty and facing seemingly insurmountable barriers.
"Few concerts allow audiences to enjoy future young stars in an authentic, professional, Pop Concert, family-friendly environment," concludes Andrews.
MDI’s very popular Youth Internet radio station, http://hotpopradio.com/ also supports the OC Pop Concert annually by running on-air concert commercial spots.
Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation is excited to announce this year's Platinum Sponsor: Hybrid Studios located in Santa Ana, Ca (http://hybridstudiosca.com). It is Orange County's ultimate multimedia destination.
Melody Makers Scholarship Foundation welcomes corporate support for this year's event. Interested sponsors can contact the Melody Makers Scholarship Headquarters at: 949-423-5710. Melody Makers will present its 2015 scholarship winner at the concert.
All news media community event reporters and press are invited to attend and cover OC Pop Concert, and there will be VIP reception for media and sponsors following the concert. For information about Melody Makers events, news, and sponsorship, see the Melody Makers website at http://melodymakersoc.com/oc-pop-concert-sponsorship/ and MDI: http://mdihits.com.
Robert Walker / Publicist