Grace Martin is shining in the spotlight this weekend. More specifically, the Spotlight Society.
A Midlothian High School sophomore, Grace is one of nine members of the Spotlight Society, an artist development program managed by the Destiny Voice and Music Studio in Mansfield. Grace will perform with her fellow society members Sunday at the Epic Theater at 2960 Epic Place in Grand Prairie to demonstrate what they’ve learned for the past nine months.
“It’s pretty amazing to watch her journey,” her mother, Karen, said. “She’s come a long way. All of them have. All of the performers have really advanced since February into better readiness, confidence, sound. Everything about them, they seem like completely different people.”
With Grace signing, playing the guitar and keyboard for the past three years, Karen said she was handpicked by the Spotlight Society to further develop her skills and potential as an artist.
Karen said society members also had an opportunity to speak to professional artists and managers to get an inside view of what working in the performance industry is like.
“They pick the ones that they thought really had a future in music, and asked them to come,” she explained. “They have learned to produce their own stuff. They learned how to make pitch sales. The purpose of it is to prepare them to be truly ready for recordings and performances.”
There will be three different shows at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday that features three artists per show. Grace’s performance is at 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $10 to $15.
“She’s more than just your average choir singer,” Karen remarked. “She’s got that artist gene inside of her.”
To purchase tickets or learn more about the show, go online at destinystudio.net/spotlightsociety.