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04 February 2014By:AMP
Dear AMP & AMPlify Supporters: Please note that due to the recent winter storm, AMPlify’s Black History Month Concert has been moved to Thursday February 27 at 7:00pm....
23 January 2014By:AMP
The journey to musical excellence continues! Thanks to your ongoing support, our young artists are hard at work everyday after school preparing for several wonderful performances at some of Atlanta’s best venues....
19 December 2013By:AMP
The 50 Young Artists of the Atlanta Music Project Gilbert House-South Bend Orchestra performed a splendid holiday concert last Saturday December 14. Sponsored by MailChimp and held at...
From AMP’s recent holiday concert, the AMP Gilbert House String Orchestra performs an arrangement of the Finale from Tchaikvosky’s String Serenade, conducted by yours truly. Click here to support one of these fabulous young artists through our 2013-2014 Sponsor-A-Musician campaign. Thankfully, Dantes
AMP Student-Teaching Artist Corner Makeda Freer, Trombone Student Age: 12 Joined AMP: 2010 Instrument: viola for two years, now trombone since September 2013 Why the trombone: Unique instrument, easy to hold because I’m tall! Making a sound came easy to me. How it’s been … Continue reading
A graduate school colleague once explained to me how she cherished every step of the journey to a concert even more than the concert itself. She enjoyed the process of slowly but steadily learning the notes. Her curiosity was peaked … Continue reading
GUEST BLOGGER: Jessica Sherer, Lead & Flute Teaching Artist, Atlanta Music Project A couple of months ago, I was given the distinct honor of speaking about my experience with the Atlanta Music Project and directing some of the students in … Continue reading
Yesterday was an amazing afternoon. The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs invited a small group of AMP students to perform at “Elevate” on Broad Street in Downtown Atlanta on October 27, 2012. The street festival of arts included dancing by … Continue reading
Two summers ago AMP Advisory Board member, Dr. Marilyn Seelman, and I were conducting interviews for the position of Atlanta Music Project Violin Teaching Artist. This was our first time filling the position and we were both aware of the … Continue reading
On June 13, 2012, Atlanta Music Project students took a break from their orchestral instruments for a different kind of concert: a live performance with Roger Waters, the former bassist of Pink Floyd! The students arrived at Philips Arena a … Continue reading
I love getting unsolicited phone calls that go something like this: “Good morning Dantes, I have a check for the Atlanta Music Project.” I know it’s gonna be a good day when that happens. This actually happened recently when my … Continue reading