12 year old Jacksonville Beach recording artist Dalton Cyr was recently named one of the world’s most promising songwriters by industry professionals. Selected by international talent scouts as one of the most talented kids in the world, Cyr is the recipient of one of only two full scholarships awarded to attend the prestigious Prodigy Camp in Washington State July 2-9, 2013.
Award-winning Director, Writer, Producer and the Director of the Prodigy Camp Rick Stevenson said, “With the help of a posse of international talent scouts, I get to choose the 20 most talented kids available between the ages of 12-18 from around the world.” One scholarship is typically awarded to someone in the top twenty, although this year two scholarships were granted. Cyr was one of the two to receive The 2013 Prodigy Camp Scholarship.
Stevenson said, “Dalton beat out hundreds of other young artists for The 2013 Prodigy Camp Scholarship because of his songwriting chops. Listen to his songs and you’ll understand the definition of “Prodigy.”
Prodigy Camp is a place for the world’s top promising filmmakers and songwriters to develop every aspect of their craft. Working with award-winning and active industry professionals, Cyr along with 19 other film makers and songwriters from around the globe will attend the Prodigy Camp for an intensive week. The twenty attendees will travel from England, Germany, Canada, Australia, Kuwait, South Korea as well as throughout the United States so they can be taught the secrets of making great films and great songs.
Cyr will spend time working one on one with songwriting mentors on new original songs as well as learning about screenwriting, directing, and cinematography. One of the main focuses of the camp is to pass on the art of storytelling in films and songs.