Now Accepting Applications For New England Sings 2019 Through October 5th!

New England Sings is a vocal talent competition for anyone who resides in New England between the ages of 12-21.  All proceeds benefit New England youth-oriented charities.  For more information on our event or how to apply, please click below.

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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.

New England Sings 2019 on October 15th at 7:00PM

Ogunquit Playhouse

10 Main Street, Ogunquit, ME 03907


Don’t miss the fourth annual New England Sings benefit vocal competition and performance. This event showcases aspiring local artists and all proceeds support youth-oriented charities in New England. This year’s event will take place at the Ogunquit Playhouse on Tuesday, October 15th at 7PM. VIP tickets are available and include a reception at Walkers Maine at 5PM, catered by Four Diamond award-winning chef Justin Walker.


At Inspired Nation, we believe in the power of youth and giving young people a platform to tell their stories and share their talents. Through our programs, Inspired Nation helps young artists develop their voices, empower themselves and help others in their generation.


Inspired Nation is committed to helping young artists use their talents for the benefit of those in need in their generation. All proceeds from our two talent competitions benefit local youth-oriented charities. Finalists also share their musical gifts with our beneficiary partners for programming throughout the year.

Co-Founded by Former American Idol Judge and Grammy-nominated songwriter Kara DioGuardi

Inspired by her time as a Judge on American Idol and her commitment to service, Kara DioGuardi wanted to find a way to provide a platform for young people to express themselves, follow their dreams, and give back to those in need in their generation.

“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.”


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