The producers of The Shot have announced that a Master Class stage will added to the Season 5 process this September. With the top prize valued at $50,000, the Master Class will focus on providing finalists with insight into how to best use the winner’s package.

In addition to sessions lead by the judging panel, the Master Class will also include interactive presentations by music industry professionals in the areas of social media, creating an engaging stage performance, turning music into a profitable business and how to write a hit song.

The Shot is all about helping emerging talent better themselves, providing an opportunity for artists to learn and grow both from each other and from industry professionals,” said executive producer C.J. Allen, “Adding the Master Class to the Season 5 is giving us a chance to do something new and special but that is also going to enhance our mentorship program and benefit our contestants and their music careers.”

The Master Class will take place on Saturday, September 23 — one week before the Season 5 Finale.