Established in 2021, The Chris Trousdale Dream Awards is new slate of prizes honoring the late performer and composer Chris Trousdale of the band Dream Street. The program of awards include scholarships awarded in partnership with three performing arts high schools in New York, California and Mr. Trousdale’s childhood home state of Michigan. The program includes an essay competition open to emerging students of music and musical theater nationwide which will serve to provide funding for out-of-town travel and accommodations related to auditions, try-outs or visits to an arts school or summer music or theater program. The scholarship program has been generously funded by Craig Robinson, Executive Vice President and Chief Diversity Officer of NBC Universal, and member of the Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) Board of Directors.
Chris Trousdale was an American singer, dancer, composer, and actor. He was a member of The Broadway Kids and the boy band Dream Street and began his professional career at age eight, touring with the production of Les Misérables alongside Ashley Tisdale. He was later cast as Friedrich von Trapp in the 1998 Broadway revival of The Sound of Music and also performed in Beauty and the Beast, The Wizard of Oz, and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. At 14, Trousdale joined Dream Street and the group released their debut album in 2000 followed by The Biggest Fan in 2002. Trousdale also had a solo career with releases of the singles “Kissless Christmas” and “Wild Christmas” for School’s Out! Christmas album in addition to the popular duets with the girl group Play.
Harrison TC Le is the latest recipient of the 2023 BMI Chris Trousdale Dream Scholarship Award. He was hand picked from a selective pool of music applicants based on his essay and his musical accomplishments.
Harrison T.C. Le (TC Le) is 18 years old and resides in Tampa, Florida. He is a recent graduate of the Carrollwood Day School. TC Le has been studying classical piano for 12 years and is also an accomplished electronic music composer and producer. His artist name is Tsoysauce. He has won many awards in electronic music composition contests, most notable from the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (JLSC), the International Arts Education Forum (IAEF), the USA Songwriting Contest, the Great American Song Contest, the Florida Music Education Association (FMEA), and the National Association for Music Education (NAfME).
TC just graduated from the International Baccalaureate Program at the Carrollwood Day School in Tampa, Florida. He will be attending the Johns Hopkins University Peabody Conservatory and Homewood Campus in the fall as a double degree candidate of Computer Music and Physics/Math/Engineering (TBD).
Please join us in congratulating Tsoysauce in his latest accomplishment!
You can review a list of all his recent awards on his Linktree site: https://linktr.ee/Tsoysauce
You can also interact with him on his other socials or just follow along his career!
TSOYSAUCE (TC Le) Socials:
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