CCVM Best New Song Scholarship & Winner List

OMG, I’m so blown away at the talent on the Best New Song scholarship! Major praise to the incredible voices, songs and performances. You ALL have blown our minds. Wow!

We made our selections mostly based on artistry/craft and who could use the program the most, as well as the efforts to gain likes which shows your marketing ingenuity.

Major praise goes out to all of the incredible voices, songs and performances.

Thank you for being a demonstration of what’s possible when you use music to express your creativity, respect, humanity, grace and love. We are impressed.

Congratulations to all winners!!

1st Place: 


Jonathan Hannon: “Ghost of Goodbyes”

A Full Scholarship to a VIP Seat in the Signature Songwriting Circle (value of $4,782!)


Runner Up 1 (Tie): 

Heather Kropf: “The Weekend

Empty Atlas: “Short Fiction

A Full Scholarship to a Featured Seat in the Signature Songwriting Circle (value of $3,282!)  


Runner Ups 2: 

Katrina Barnett & John Orozco of We The Forest: “With Me”

Tyler Mckaig: “Spirit

A Partial Scholarship to a Featured Seat in the Signature Songwriting Circle.


Honorable Mentions:

Allie Burns: “New Identity

Adri-Anne Ralph: “Give Up So Easy

Dream Blue: “Give Me a Chance

Gavin Stuart: “The Way She Was With Me

Greater Alexander: “The Symphony of This City

Jake Thronson: “Playing in the Sand

Jomarie “joë” Polanco : “Reasons

Jeep Rosenberg: “Lies & Fears, Part II

Julien Ace Blondin: “I’m Unstoppable

Louise Warren: “Background Baby

Luke Fraser of The Bombadils: “Portrait

Matthias Clark: “She’s Everything

Mike Lawson – “Tiny Little Sparks

Mattwitdacheez: “After All

Sarah Frank of The Bombadils: “Shepherds’ Song


A Partial Scholarship to a Featured Seat in the Signature Songwriting Circle


*If your name is on this list, look for your prize details in your inbox. If you can’t find it, shoot us an email with “Signature Songwriting Circle Contest Winner list” in the subject line. Since we’re in the middle of the Signature Songwriting Circle enrollment, our email volume is much higher than usual, so please be patient. We’ll make sure you’re fully taken care of well before the course begins!

Big love,

Mama Cari & Team Cole