Gilbert House-South Bend
Funding for the Atlanta Music Project Gilbert House-South Bend Orchestra is provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Housing and Community Development Department Grant Programs.
In partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, the Atlanta Music Project offers programming at two cultural recreation centers, the Gilbert House in the Perkerson neighborhood and the Southbend Center for Arts and Culture in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood.
Students playing string instruments study at the Gilbert House and those playing wind instruments study at the South Bend Center, with the students coming together for performances as the Atlanta Music Project Gilbert House-South Bend Orchestra.
The AMP Gilbert House-South Bend Orchestra has performed over 60 concerts, including performances at the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall, the National Black Arts Festival and Atlanta City Hall.
Registration for AMP at the Gilbert House and South Bend Center is on a first-come, first-serve basis. No auditions or prior musical experience is required. All AMP students at the Gilbert House and South Bend receive a full-scholarship, which covers an instrument, teaching artist, classes and performance opportunities. The City of Atlanta charges a weekly fee per child, on a sliding-scale basis.
Commitment to Attendance
In order for our students to excel and to maintain the quality of our programming, AMP has a strict attendance requirement. Our attendance requirement is that all AMP students commit to attending all classes, which take place Tuesday through Friday from 4:00pm to 6:00pm. Because AMP classes are group classes and our ensembles maintain a rigorous performance schedule students must attend all classes.
Our 2015-2016 concert season will see our young artists perform over 25 public performances. Yes, AMP is a commitment, but in exchange your child will receive a full-scholarship and experience the accomplishment and challenge of being a part of a top-notch youth orchestra.
Atlanta Music Project at the Gilbert House
The “AMP@GH” site is serves 30 students between grades 1-8. AMP classes take place Tuesday through Friday from 4:00-6:00. Attendance is required at all classes.
Students are transported to the Gilbert House from school (Perkerson ES, Hutchinson ES, Wesley International Academy, Sylvan MS), where they receive snack and homework help before AMP’s music classes. Following music lessons, the City of Atlanta provides a warm dinner.
AMP@GH students receive group lesson instruction on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or double bass. In addition, students take part in a musicianship class, and of course, orchestra. AMP@GH students perform as a symphony orchestra with AMP@South Bend students.
Atlanta Music Project at the South Bend Center for Arts and Culture
The “AMP@SB” site serves 30 students between grades 1-8, with a focus on students in grades 3 through 8 (due to the larger size of wind instruments). AMP classes take place Tuesday-Friday from 4:00-6:00. Attendance is required at all classes.
Students are transported to the South Bend Center from school (Dobbs ES, Slater ES, Wesley International Academy, Perkerson ES, Sylvan MS) and receive snack and homework help before AMP’s music classes. Following music classes, the City of Atlanta provides a warm dinner.
AMP@SB students receive group lessons on one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. In addition, students take part in a musicianship class, and of course, orchestra. AMP@SB students perform as a symphony orchestra with AMP@Gilbert House students.