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CTE Goes Live Gives Winners a Shot at Stardom, Students Real-Life Work Experience

CTE goes Live is a televised competition showcasing some of the Knox County Schools’ most talented singers and giving valuable real-life experience to students. The event will be Friday, May 6, 2016, 7-9 p.m., at Market Square, and televised live on MyVLT.

Contestants are selected from winners of school-level competitions, and the winner of CTE goes Live is awarded one recording session with Nash10 Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, resulting in a fully produced, radio-ready, mastered track. Last year’s CTE Goes Live winner, Emily Ann Roberts, was coached by Blake Shelton on The Voice Season 9, where she took second place.

Hosted by the Knox County Schools Career and Technical Education (CTE) Foundation, CTE goes Live serves a much broader purpose. In addition to showcasing the vocal talents of Knox County high school students, the event gives CTE students real-life experience with special events. Students in graphic design classes create all event flyers and posters; students in photography classes provide photography and video services for the event; construction classes help build and dismantle the stage; students in TV/radio classes provide radio and web broadcasting; criminal justice students shadow officers from the Knoxville Police Department to provide security in Market Square; and students in cosmetology work to help make contestants stage ready.

CTE goes Live is presented by Toyota Knoxville and Lexus of Knoxville. Additional sponsors are as follows:
  • Staging, sound and lighting: Stellar Vision & Sound
  • Show: Pilot and Knoxville Coca-Cola
  • Video: M&M Production
  • Green Room: McGaha Electric
  • Facebook Live Voting: Holston Gases
In case of rain, the event will be held at Central High School (5321 Jacksboro Pike).

Please note that two or more members of the Knox County Board of Education may be present.