International Bullying Prevention Conference

The You Matter Tour
Singer-songwriter Casey McQuillen isn’t your typical teen pop star telling a sweet story about her love songs. Casey is a young woman with a message: you are not alone. She speaks about her experience with bullying. She speaks about her struggles with anxiety. She speaks about her desire to fit in. She’s sincere, and each time she completes a performance, she’s changed lives. As a way to fulfill a 7th-grade school assignment, Casey’s musical journey began by teaching herself to play guitar and writing her first song. This initial achievement sparked what would become a wildfire growth of her music career, where she composed songs almost daily and posted live performance videos of herself, amassing over 1 million YouTube views, all while in high school. She also self-produced, arranged, wrote and performed her first two albums before going on to study at Berklee College of Music in Boston. McQuillen then jumped into the national spotlight when she competed and earned a spot on American Idol’s Season 13. During her time at Berklee, she created an anti-bullying concert series called The “You Matter” Tour and has performed the show in over 100 middle and high schools throughout NewEngland. During the concerts, using her original songs and life stories, McQuillen teaches young students about bullying, building self-confidence, and the benefit of taking risks and pursuing your dreams. Today, Casey McQuillen emerges as a stronger young woman with a decade of music industry cred behind her. Most recently, Casey was recognized by the UNFoundation for her accomplishments. Her new EP, Beautiful, is set to release in early 2017. Acknowledgments: 1st Place, Mid-Atlantic Song Contest 2016, Pop Category for song “Beautiful”; Season 13 American Idol; Berklee College of Music ‘16 Suma Cum Laude; Phillips Academy Andover ‘11; Improper Bostonian’s “25x25”; UN Foundation’s “Girl UP – Fab Female Friday”. For more information visit: