Judges

Patrick Worley

       An accomplished musician, Patrick Worley has been playing guitar for over half his life. Soon after picking up this instrument, he decided to make his life’s work the exciting task of making good music founded in knowledge and understanding of music theory. It is this outlook on music that has enabled Patrick to develop into an award winning, multi-faceted artist. A performer, composer, teacher, and songwriter Patrick received a music scholarship to study classical guitar with no prior education on the instrument. During the course of his studies, Patrick was selected to study with professors and performers of international acclaim, such as faculty from the Juilliard School, Peabody Conservatory, and Cleveland Institute of Music.
       Patrick's many accolades stretch beyond classical music. Having spent a decade working in the Nashville music scene, Patrick has shared the stage and the studio with some of the industry's great artists and songwriters. He has performed across the United States and World supporting rock, country and pop artists. As an artist, Patrick fuses his training in classical music with the real world application of popular music effortlessly, giving audiences unforgettable and awe-inspiring shows every time he takes the stage.
       Patrick currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada, performing around town when he's not traveling to concertize. He plays the many venues and wedding chapels frequently in addition to maintaining an active private studio of students in guitar, piano, bass, banjo and mandolin. Patrick holds a B.S. in Music Business, B.M. in Guitar Performance from Middle Tennessee State University, and a Master's of Music from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas where he has served as adjunct faculty. He is also prior music faculty of Dixie State University in St. George, Utah.

Joshua Sohn

       Joshua Sohn is a Korean-American composer, producer, percussionist and teacher. He received his music degree at the University of Utah. After four years of conducting youth ensembles as a school band director, his passion for writing music ultimately converted him over to pursue it as a career.
       Since September of 2014, Josh has premiered original music for the Air Force Reserve, 48 Hour Film Festival, Slamdance Film Festival, Big Sky Documentary Film Festival, Audience Awards Film Festival, Filmquest Film Festival, and the Salt Lake Symphony. Other musical experiences include composing music for, “Come As You Are,” an anti-bullying musical play for grades 6-12 as well as writing jingles for businesses, and performing as a percussionist across the globe.
       When he is away from his composing desk, Josh enjoys walking his dog, watching movies from all genres, and playing with the junk drumming sensation, Salt Lake Alternative Percussion (SLAP).

Montague Isaiah Evans

       Montague Evans was exposed to music at a very young. His first memory of music was riding in the car listening to jazz music with his father. He developed an appreciation for music at the age of six. Montague began singing in his church choir at the young age of ten. Music helped shape and develop his artistry to articulate and express his inner voice as a youth. That was the beginning of his passion to share his love of music with people. Montague believes that music has the ability to heal, de-stress and bring people together. He often says music speaks when you don’t have the words to do so yourself. His vision for music is that artist would get back to who they truly are unapologetically. Music is the way to the soul.