Hamilton Music Awards

2013 Rising Star Search

Presented by ArcelorMittal Dofasco

 Friday November 15th, 2013

Mohawk College, Fennell Campus Hamilton, ON

2013 Rising Star Search

McIntyre Theatre (7:30PM doors / 8PM)

2013 Rising Star Search Finalists

Rising Star Search Finalists

The list of performers for the 2013 Rising Star Search includes:

  • Abby Rose (St. Paul’s Catholic Elementary School, Stoney Creek),
  • Jessie Bower (Bishop Ryan Secondary School, Hamilton),
  • Two Peace Extra Spicy (Sherwood Secondary School, Hamilton),
  • From Ash to Ember (Humber College, Toronto/Laurier, Brantford),
  • Allotrope (St. Mary’s Secondary School, Hamilton),
  • Olivia Mae Graham (Valley Heights Secondary School, Langton),
  • Katie Harbour (Bishop Tonnos Secondary School, Ancaster),
  • Ryan Theriault (St. Thomas Moore Secondary School, Hamilton),
  • Maybin (MM Robinson, Waterdown/ Corpus Christi Secondary School, Burlington/ St. Mary’s Secondary School, Burlington),
  • Izzy Martin (Fanshawe College, London)

The Rising Star Search is dedicated to showcasing up and coming musical talent from the Hamilton and surrounding communities. At least 50% of members in the musical acts selected for this event must currently be enrolled in elementary, secondary or post secondary school in order to qualify. The first round of the Rising Star Search takes place 8PM, Friday November 15th in the McIntyre Theatre Performing Arts Centre at Mohawk College. The top five performers in the Rising Star Search will advance to the finals which take place on Saturday November 16th at 8PM in the McIntyre Theatre Performing Arts Centre following the Industry Awards.

General Information

General Information

The HMA Rising Star Search is an annual showcase dedicated to aspiring new musical talent, and takes place during the HMA Festival. The event which is geared towards students is part of the HMA's commitment to developing new talent and ensuring Hamilton's music legacy continues well into the future.

The contest is open to students attending elementary school, secondary school, college and university. At least 50% of group members must live and attend school in or around the following communities: Hamilton, Burlington, Waterdown, Flamborough, Dundas, Ancaster, Smithville, Alberton, Glanbrook, Caledonia, Hagersville, Cayuga, Brantford, Binbrook, Stoney Creek, Six Nations Reserve, Dunnville, Port Dover, Simcoe, Waterford, Grimsby and Beamsville.

Artists or groups selected to be part of the live showcase will be scored by a panel of music industry judges. The artist or group that scores the highest will receive prizing including a recording session, photo shoot, publicity campaign courtesy of September Seventh Entertainment (producers of the Hamilton Music Awards), and more!

For more information please contact:

Jean-Paul Gauthier
September Seventh Entertainment Limited
(905) 383-4005
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