"There's no true right or wrong way to songwriting as long as your voice and message are heard." - John Keller, Off Center Records
Meet the contestants!
Caleb Crowder - 10, Cait Devin Shenberger - 16
Tyler Lybolt - 16, and Angela Tran - 16
The contestants performed their original song in the Utica Public Library Gallery on Saturday, July 22nd 2017
The performer chosen for first place was given the opportunity to record their original song in a real studio provided by The Studio at Cornerstone. Performers who placed second and third won cash prizes provided by Off Center Records & Collectibles.
The three judges were local musicians Malcolm Parker, Anthony Bianco, and Brian Premo, with Special Thanks to Kayla Marie McMahon.
The Children's Room would also like to thank the following sponsor:
The M&T Bank/Partners Trust Bank Charitable Fund
of the Community Foundation of Herkimer
and Oneida Counties, Inc.