Corona’s singing sensation
Tatum Stolworthy spends time singing, helping in the community
Lauren Puffer: Life & Times Editor
Well known for her beautiful singing voice and flowing blonde hair, junior Tatum Stolworthy is climbing the ladder of success at the age of 16. Stolworthy is most commonly seen singing the national anthem at sporting events and other social functions, but she got her name out as a singer at the preseason Cardinals vs. Chargers game last year.
“I felt like I could do anything after that and sing anywhere national-anthem-wise,” Stolworthy said. “It was different for me because I had never been on TV before. It brought me a lot of new opportunities for getting performances.”
After this, Stolworthy’s name was circling around the media as she was getting national attention and people were becoming aware of her talents.
Stolworthy’s journey to success didn’t stop there. She also competed in the Miss Phoenix pageant last fall and won the title of Miss Phoenix Outstanding Teen. “There is a lot of current events studying, public speaking, and you have to be used to performing on stage and just being a performer,” Stolworthy said about preparing for a pageant. Along with this pageant she was given a charity platform of her choice. “Last year in my pageant we had a platform called Music As Therapy,” Stolworthy said. “From choosing that platform I decided to make it a non-profit so that I could raise more money towards it.” This past year has just been about working to get her charity approved. Once Stolworthy did, she was able to raise $6,000 in donations.
Stolworthy volunteers at ASU in a program called Higher Octave Healing, which is meant to provide a therapeutic benefit to people with autism through music. Every year they put on a concert called Music From the Heart, for which Stolworthy was invited to emcee. “Their show had eight bands and all of the kids had either down syndrome or autism,” Stolworthy said. “I had the chance to work with them and meet all of them, so that was fun.” You can donate money and find out about the donation of instruments at musicastherapy.org or tatumlynn.com. Though she has given up her title, she will still be continuing in her services to society.
Stolworthy also plans to audition for both The Voice and Americas Got Talent in a few months. Her “Make It Rain” music video, which has been circling the internet, was needed for her audition.
“My two backup dancers (in the video) are people that I compete with, Jared and Marcus,” Stolworthy said. “I compete with them in hip-hop and we decided to try out for America’s Got Talent next year, and they wanted more videos so we decided to make more videos.”
Stolworthy plans to audition for both but will be committing to the first one she gets accepted to.
“I’m preparing for either one, but if I did America’s Got Talent, it would be with my two backup dancers, but for The Voice it would just be me,” Stolworthy said. “They haven’t had auditions or signup auditions yet, but they come to Arizona in a few months.” Stolworthy has her parents to thank and especially her mom, who is her main singing coach and has been helping teach her throughout her musical career. Stolworthy said the message she is trying to deliver is that “music is a powerful thing and a universal language that everyone can be affected by and it can touch anyone’s life.”