Congratulations to the 2019 Borderless Arts TN Young Soloist winner Vanessa Cox. 2nd place went to a lively performance by Austin Anthony and Gregory Price stole the hearts of all to get 3rd place by performing a piece on the keyboard. A new category was offered this year for best composition as many of the songs performed were originals. Maliyah Green won this award.
All of the performers did an amazing job.
This was an extra special night as the event honored the 100th anniversary of RCA. Maggie Perry won a visual arts design and created the piece of art that was given to RCA.
Numerous workshops led up to this evening including a visit to historic radio WSM, attending a performance at Sutton’s Old Time Radio Hour, recording and visiting RCA Studio B, learning about poster making from Hatch Print Showprints, making their own event signs under the artistic direction of Dee Kimbrell, and learning vocal techniques with Joe Loesch. It has been a very busy 2 months preparing for this special night.
Thanks to Morgan Alexander for serving as the special guest and Co-Host of the evening.
Thanks to Austin King, our Teapot Diplomat who was chosen to be a co-host of the evening and did a splendid job.
Teapot Diplomats Hope McKee, Torie Summers, Erica McMurray and Lizzie Markham served a sign carriers for the evening.
Thanks again to our judges: Samantha Campbell, Lizzie McAvoy and WSM Radio.
Special thanks as always to those who supported this event to make it happen: First Tennessee Bank, The Tennessee Arts Commission, Diane and David Black and the EXL program of MTSU.
The program will be aired at a future date on WMTS Radio. Sign interpretation was provided by Andrea Baker, video by Boone Productions and photos are courtesy of Randy Dorman Photography.