Artists of Promise – GCC Winners

Wednesday, April 10, 2024
Trevor Beach, GCC Student

Trevor Beach, GCC Student, 1st Place Music - Instrumental winner

Each year, the Maricopa Community Colleges sponsor a districtwide competition to encourage and recognize student achievement in music, writing, theatre, art, film & media, fashion and dance. 

The winning students for 2023-24 have been announced. Congratulations to the following Glendale Community College students and their excellent showing. See below for a list of students and the categories they competed and won in.


Visual Arts

Turin Clay After Friday Night Lights - Second Place

Alicia Candia Buoys - Exhibited

Alondra Mora Destroy Yourself or Destroy Yourself - Exhibited

Dang Le Alone in the Forest - Exhibited

Danielle Grant Who is she? - Exhibited

Joshua Lacey Portrait #3 - Exhibited

Miracle Duran False Reality - Exhibited

Savannah Martinez Gommer A Tight Hold - Exhibited



GCC Pop Music Ensable - Second Place

Isaac McIntosh

Mark Madison III

Brandon Cruz

Nelson Flores

Juan Mejia

Brandon Thompson

“Street Life” - The Crusaders

“Valerie” - The Zutons (Ronson/Winehouse version)

“Summer Soft” - Stevie Wonder


Instrumental - Guitar

Trevor Beach - First Place


Guitar Quintet - First Place

Trevor Beach

Nelson Flores

Berenice Cinco

Carlos Olalde

Al Thatcher


Instrumental - Solo

Claudio Castellanos - First Place


Writing - One-Act Play/Script

Sarah Dahdal  “Message of Atonement” - First Place

Noah Hoppe “Echoes in Agony” - Second Place

Adrian Castillo “Chinchilla” - Third Place



Fabio Bruzzese "TitleSequence: The Walking Dead" - First Place

Ky Oliver "Title Sequence: Death Stranding" - Second Place


Documentary Film

Cindy Lee " The Stories They Didn’t Tell Us - Nina’s Story" - Second Place

Jazmin Zapata "Breath Of Life | A Pneumonia Survivor's Journey" - Third Place


Video Game Design

Ky Oliver "Desert Haze" - First Place

Kassondra Timmons "Apple Dash" - Second Place

Zahria Carter "Runaway Astronaut" - Third Place