The Atlanta Music Project Mission and History

Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intensive, tuition-free music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood.

The Atlanta Music Project believes the pursuit of musical excellence leads to the development of confidence, creativity and ambition, thus sparking positive social change in the individuals and the communities we serve.

Mission Statement

“To inspire social change by providing Atlanta’s underserved youth the opportunity to learn and perform music in orchestras and choirs.”

How AMP Works

For the 2015-2016 school year, the Atlanta Music Project serves 200 students weekly through our after-school programs and the AMP Academy, our private lesson program.

All AMP programs are rigorous with classes taking place up to four days per week, for two hours each day.

As we believe all children are musical, we do not hold entrance auditions or require students to have any musical experience. The only thing required for a student to be in AMP: commitment to attending all classes.

The Atlanta Music Project provides for each of its students: an instrument, classes, world-class Teaching Artists and numerous performance opportunities.  AMP classes include orchestra, choir, musicianship, ear training, music theory, African drum and dance and group lessons in the following instruments: violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone, voice, piano and guitar.

AMP currently serves 200 students weekly with programming divided into 3 branches:

In partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, the Atlanta Music Project offers orchestral programming at two cultural recreation centers:

Gilbert House (violin, viola, cello, bass)

South Bend Center for Art and Culture (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone)

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AMP Academy: advanced musical training for AMP’s most talented and dedicated students

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