South Plains College to host second-annual Songwriting Competition on April 4

LEVELLAND – For aspiring songwriters in the West Texas area, South Plains College’s Commercial Music Department will host its second-annual Songwriting Competition at 7 p.m. on April 4 at the Tom T. Hall Production Studio in the Creative Arts Building on campus.

The competition will be divided into two categories: high school writers ages 14 to 17 and adult writers age 18 and older. Artists will be required to produce an original song and enter their submission as an audio file by March 10 to SPC music instructor Jerry Serrano at

“The main purpose of the competition is to foster the already vibrant songwriting community in West Texas,” Serrano said. “This event will spotlight the many opportunities to hone the craft of songwriting, musicianship and presentation.”

SPC faculty will judge the entries and select six high school and six adult finalists to perform at the April 4 competition. An announcement for the finalists will be made soon after the submission deadline.

For more information about the Songwriting Competition, contact Serrano at or (806) 716-2282.