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Celebrate young musicians with our 20 Under 20

Published December 2, 2020

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Do you know a local young musician whose talent should be shared with the world?

The Sweetwater Academy of Music and Mynett Music are partnering with Whatzup to acknowledge the wealth of musical talent in northeastern Indiana.

The Whatzup 20 Under 20 Awards highlight talented young musicians throughout the region.

“We’re really happy to have the chance to shine a spotlight on the tremendous young talent in our region,” said Jon Swerens, editor of Whatzup. “I’m ready to be blown away by the talent of the nominees.”

Winners will be featured in a future print issue of Whatzup and online at

Friends, family, parents, and music educators are encouraged to nominate musicians from the area. To be considered for this award, the nominee must be under 20 years of age as of March 25, 2021, and live in one of the following Indiana counties: Allen, Wabash, Whitley, Noble, Wells, Adams, Huntington, Kosciusko, Dekalb, or Steuben.

An expert panel of judges will lead in the selection of honored musicians based on criteria including:

• Musical skill and knowledge

• Community and school music activities

• Academic performance and more


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