Conference Information

2017 AAYLC "RiSE" // May 12th, 2017 @ Concordia University

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Judge Janelle Factora Wipper

This year we are pleased to have Judge Janelle F. Wipper speak at the conference.

To learn more about her background click here.




This year we are pleased to have soulful singer/songwriter Rachel Wong and the Salem Marshallese Group performing for us during our closing ceremony.

Rachel Wong is a soulful pop singer/songwriter based out of Tualatin, OR (just south of Portland). Over the years, Rachel has blossomed into an artist that stays true to herself. In 2012, Rachel beat out over 3,000 bands in the US to secure her top 12 finalist spot for Ford’s Gimme the Gig II Contest. As part of the contest, she was able to showcase her original music in front of Grammy-award winning producer Don Was and renowned sound engineer Krish Sharma for a KTLA Television feature. This March, Rachel was chosen by grammy-award winning and internationally renowned producer RedOne as a top 5 finalist for Guitar Center’s Singer Songwriter 6 competition. She beat out over 10,000 other contestants across the nation and was flown out to LA to perform at the legendary Troubadour venue in West Hollywood, CA. Rachel has 3 albums out and is busy working on her writing for her next release. You can find her music on iTunes, Spotify, and Amazon.