The Eagle County nonprofit Mr. Anonymous Philanthropic Society (MAPS) recently launched its music mentorship program, the MAPS Institute for Modern Music, and is hosting a Vail Youth Showcase live music event in August 2022. The program will feature young modern music artists between the ages of 10 and 20, chosen by through a video submission process. which is now open for submissions.
Winners will be invited to Vail to participate in mentoring workshops on August 12 and to perform at a free community concert, sponsored by the City of Vail, on August 13. The top submission will receive a recording session at MAPS Studio in Vail and their song will be mixed, mastered and released on the Go MAPS Music label.
“MAPS has worked hard to launch a mentorship program that will have the greatest impact on young musicians, and we believe we have succeeded,” said MAPS artistic director Scott Rednor. “As professional musicians, we know doors will open if you have the right opportunities to pursue your passion, and the MAPS Institute for Modern Music introduces those opportunities to budding artists.”
Thanks to a grant from the City of Vail, the 2022 Vail Youth Showcase will feature solo and ensemble modern music artists from across the state of Colorado. Original content producers are also invited to submit their work. Winning submissions will be chosen by a panel of professional performing and recording musicians from a variety of backgrounds.
For eligibility requirements and to submit videos, visit gomapsmusic.org/music-institute. Registered submissions must be submitted by May 15 and the winning artists will be announced on June 15.
About MAPS: Mr. Anonymous Philanthropic Society (MAPS) empowers artists to promote peace and unity in communities through music. Founded in 2021, MAPS is inspired by connection, collaboration and integrity in the music it produces and the relationships it builds. MAPS, a 501.c.3 nonprofit organization based in Vail, Colorado, has partnered with Shakedown Presents and its strong roster of artists to produce community live performances, recording sessions, mobile music, mentorship through the MAPS Institute of Modern Music and professional resources for artists. For more information visit http://www.gomapsmusic.org.