Music Moves These Newfoundland Teens!
Published Friday April 10th 2015
Music moves us in countless ways.
Earlier this year, TD and the East Coast Music Association invited Newfoundland high school students to enter the Music Moves Me contest by recording a video of themselves performing an original or cover song, and posting it to YouTube. We also asked why music moves them.
Music Moves Me is part of Soundwaves, a program that gives younger artists a chance to participate in East Coast Music Week, taking place in St. John's, NL from April 8-12.
Congrats to winner Jenny Mallard who earned $1,000 for her school’s music program plus passes to the ECMA’s Gala on April 9.
Enjoy the videos from all three top contestants!
Jenny Mallard (Mount Pearl
“Music moves me by giving so many opportunities for new experiences. I have met amazing people through being involved with music, and they have influenced me. Also, being able to influence people through the songs I write and/or perform is the most moving thing in the world!”
Dylan Ruth and Emma Peckford (Corner Brook Regional High)
“For us, music is a way to bring people together. Friendships and connections can form through the bond of music. Music can also help you get in touch with yourself, lift your spirits, and be a way to cope with difficult things. Music moves people together, moves you forward, and moves you to happiness.”
Samantha Burton (Valmont Academy)
“My grandfather taught me to play guitar, and I always sang with him. A few years ago, I lost him to a long battle with cancer, and have strived more than ever to chase after my dream of being a musician. Music has always comforted me, and has made me the person I am today. Music did more than move me; it changed my life.”