Heading 32023 Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition
April 30th 3:00pm-5:30pm
Williamson County Performing Arts Center


Shine your light

youth vocal competition

Raymond Cruz valiantly fought a battle with Stage 4 Ewing-like Sarcoma from 2017-2019. Throughout his battle, he was given the opportunity to share his message of hope with people through his music, from the hallways of Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital to the stage of the Ryman. Ray and his mother, Blandina, started the Shine Your Light Youth Vocal Competition in 2019 to raise funds for the Vanderbilt Children's Hospital where Ray received his treatments.

Ray's family and friends will continue the competition in Ray's name and with his spirit guiding them.

2022 Winners

Youth Division
1st David Clark
2nd Cara Winburn
3rd Suhanna Dyamenahalli

Middle Division
1st Vismaya Channappa
2nd Matt Silva
3rd Sandhiya Muralidharan

Teen Division

1st Tatum Lander
2nd Sophia Reeves
3rd Penelope Pennington

Over All Top Score
Vismaya Channappa

Shine Your Light 

Penelope Pennington

Congratulations to all the contestants who participated in the finals. AMAZING job to you all.