“The greatest voice is the voice of the people - speaking out - in prose, or painting or poetry or music; speaking out - in homes and halls, streets and farms, courts and cafes - let that voice speak and the stillness you hear will be the gratitude of mankind."
Robert F. Kennedy
Contest Deadline: 11:59 p.m., April 20, 2020
We are thrilled to announce that the winner of the 2019 Speak Up, Sing Out Music Contest is Tess Biberaj who goes by Tess Lira for her song "Solid Gold". Tess, a rising 10th grader from Fiorello H. LaGuardia Performing Arts High School in New York City, says about her song, "My inspiration for the song comes from witnessing and hearing about people treating each other so poorly. My song speaks of the inner strength one needs to stand up for themselves in any injustice." Tess will perform her winning song at a GRAMMY-related event later this year.
"Better Day" by Easha Nandyala from Princeton, NJ
"We Gather Dust" by Lindsey Hirshfeld from Reston, VA
"Stranger in My Home" written by Matheu Campbell, produced by Matthew Jodhan, Maddie Anna and Owen Curtis from Skaneateles, NY
"Where His Love Lies" by Ashley Bruce, Isabella Tria and Jennifer Poroye from New York, NY