New England Sings Finalists-Sam Chetkin and Stephen Sifflard
Updated: Nov 12, 2019
Stephen Sifflard and Sam Chetkin, were selected as finalists in the 2019 New England Sings competition. They each submitted their bio and song to the judges in the application process. The event takes place at the Ogunquit Playhouse in ME on October 15, 2019. Stephen, 18-year-old singer and drummer (Roll Over White) plans to perform his original song "Dolly" for the competition, and Sam, 15-year-old singer songwriter, will perform his original song, "You remind me of something". They are two of ten finalists selected throughout the six New England states from a large volume of submissions. The event is in its fourth year, and they expect a crowd in excess of 700.
Proceeds from the event will support youth-oriented charities in New England. The organization has raised close to $200,000 for their charitable partners over the last three years. The charitable partners are:
Portsmouth Music and Arts Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community music and arts school.
Music & Youth’s Music Clubhouse, Studio Clubhouse and Mobile Studio programs provide youth with the opportunity to experience the magic of music.
First prize is an all expenses paid trip to Rome, Italy to perform for 1000 people as the closing act at the Tour Music Fest, Europe’s biggest vocal competition; an hour mentoring session with Kara DioGuardi; and a Berklee College of Music Summer scholarship. Second prize is a Berklee College of Music Summer scholarship and $500.00 cash.
Artists on the Move is excited to have two artist clients be selected as finalists for this impressive event, and wish them luck in the finals.
“When you sit at a concert and watch thousands of people sing your words, you realize the power your songs have to help people communicate and understand what they are feeling but can’t say. That’s very empowering to me and the audience. An artist puts their life story into music for others to know they are not alone in their joy and pain. There is great social responsibility with influencing the masses in these ways and I truly believe that successful artists have the power to incite social change.”
— KARA DIOGUARDI