Young Aspiring Songwriters Wanted

The second phase is the actual Songwriters’ Workshop, where selected students will create songs with award-winning artists and producers to inspire the ideals of understanding, mutual respect and human dignity.

The third phase is the Project One Concert, featuring music written and performed by participating youth and special celebrity guest artist performances. A panel of diverse music professionals will consider a variety of factors, including response to the songs posted on Ten songs will be chosen from the participant teams and their songs will be included on the final Project One CD.

Too many high school students do not have a safe environment where they can achieve their full learning potential, free of violence, discrimination and prejudice, says Robin Toma, the Executive Director of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations. Now, more than ever, we need music that champions racial equality, social justice and ends ignorance. The essence of Project One is encouraging creation of powerful new music that opposes hatred and brings students together.

To sign up, go to; or visit the Project One My Space page at, or add Zerohour Los Angeles as a friend on Facebook. Participants can register on line at or RSVP to or call (213) 974-7615. Family, friends and teachers are welcome to attend the free events.

January 24 is the first activity, taking place at the District Two venue, the Maxine Waters Employment Preparation Center, located at 10925 South Central Avenue, Los Angeles, 90059. The second session will take place on January 31 in District Four at the Long Beach Rhythm Lounge, 245 Pine Avenue, 2nd Level, Long Beach, 90802. Registration at each venue takes place at 9:00 a.m.; Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue to 1:00 p.m.

Four sessions will be scheduled for February: The first activity, held on February 7, is held in District Three’s Village/ Ed Gould/Plaza/Renberg Theatre/LAGLC, 125 N. McCadden Place, Los Angeles, 90038. On February 14, Districts 3 & 5 will host the event at the Autry National Center, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Los Angeles, 90027. The District 1 February 21 event will be held at Cal Poly Pomona, Downtown Center Theatre, 300 W. Second Street, Pomona, 91766. The final District 5 February event will be held at Cal Arts Community Arts Partnership (CAP), Institute of the Arts, Bijou Theatre, 24700 Mc Bean Parkway, Santa Clarita, 91355. Again, registration at each venue takes place at 9:00 a.m.; Sessions begin at 10:00 a.m. and continue to 1:00 p.m.