The Power of Song Inc. announces the 1st Annual Pasadena Music Contest. Pasadena students in grades K-12 are eligible.


Students must record a video of themselves performing a song from the Civil Rights Movement, whether with a dance, vocal, or instrumental presentation. Videos should be one minute or less in length, and submitted via email to with "Pasadena Music Contest" in the subject line. All submissions need to include the student’s name, age, grade and school.

The 1st place winner will receive $500 and a trophy as well as perform as the opener for the 2018 production of Sounds of the Civil Rights Movement: The Power of Song at The Palladium Theater. In addition to the 1st Place award, a 2nd Place winner will receive $250 and 3rd Place will receive $100. The production includes three performances: 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Jan. 7 and at 7 p.m. on Jan. 8. Videos must follow the established criteria in order to be eligible for the contest.