The Atlanta Music Project Programs

Information regarding Atlanta Music Project program sites is below. For performance dates and information, visit our concert calendar. To register for one of the following programs, visit our registration page. Registration for AMP is on a first-come, first-served basis. No auditions or prior musical experience is required.

Orchestra

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

Choir

AMPlify is the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project. Launched in 2013, AMPlify is the first El Sistema-inspired choral program in Georgia…

AMP Academy

The AMP Academy is designed to provide advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students to further develop their musical abilities…

AMP Summer Music Series

The AMP Summer Series is an annual three-week music festival and school based in the communities AMP serves. The 2017 edition will take place June 5 to June 23.

Orchestra Program

In partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, the Atlanta Music Project offers orchestral programming at three recreation centers: the Gilbert House in the Perkerson neighborhood, the South Bend Center for Arts and Culture in the Lakewood Heights neighborhood, and the Perkerson Recreation Center in the Capitol View neighborhood.

AMP at Gilbert House serves students in grades one through five who receive group lesson instruction on one of the following instruments: violin, viola, cello or double bass. In addition, students take part in a general music, choir class, string orchestra and symphony orchestra. AMP at Gilbert House classes take place Tuesday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.

AMP at South Bend serves students in grades one through five who receive group lessons on one of the following instruments: flute, clarinet, trumpet or trombone. In addition, students take part in a general music class, choir class, wind ensemble and symphony orchestra. AMP at South Bend classes take place Tuesday through Friday from 4-6 p.m.

AMP at Perkerson Rec serves students in grades six through twelve who participate on all orchestral instruments (violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, French horn, trombone, tuba, orchestral percussion) as members of the Atlanta Music Project Symphony Orchestra. Classes include music theory, ear training, composition, conducting, sectional rehearsals and symphony orchestra. For wind players AMP at Perkerson classes take place Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30p.m-6 p.m. For string players AMP at Perkerson classes take place Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 4:30p.m-6p.m.

Students are transported to the Gilbert House, South Bend Center and Perkerson Rec Center from school, where they receive a snack and homework help before AMP’s music classes. Following music lessons, the City of Atlanta after-school program provides a warm dinner.

All AMP students at the Gilbert House, South Bend and Perkerson receive a full-scholarship, which covers an instrument, teaching artist, classes and performance opportunities. The City of Atlanta charges a weekly fee per child for after-school care fees, on a sliding-scale basis.

Choir Program

Launched in 2013, AMPlify is the first El Sistema-inspired choral program in Georgia. AMPlify operates at two sites: the Kindezi Schools West Lake and the Zaban Recreation Center.

The AMPlify Flagship Site: AMPlify Kindezi

Launched in the fall of 2015, The AMPlify Flagship site is housed at the Kindezi School West Lake. The program serves 85 students and offers an intensive choral education with classes in vocal training, general music, composition/improvisation, piano, guitar and percussion.

Choral, general music, music theory and ear training classes are held Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 3:45pm to 5:00pm. Guitar, piano and percussion classes are held Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5:00pm to 6:00pm.

AMPlify Kindezi features three core ensembles: Training Choir, Primary Choir and Concert Choir. Students served are in grades one through eight. Students must be enrolled at The Kindezi Schools Westlake to be eligible to participate in the AMPlify Kindezi choral program.

AMPlify at Zaban Recreation Center

Housed for the first three years at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood, the AMPlify Community Choir site is now located at the Zaban Recreation Center in the East Lake neighborhood of Atlanta. Students receive instruction in choir and music theory/ear training and numerous performance opportunities. Classes are held Thursdays from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Enrollment is open to all students in grade four through twelve.

The AMP Academy

During the 2012-2013 school year, the Atlanta Music Project debuted the AMP Academy. The AMP Academy is designed to provide advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students to further develop their musical abilities.

AMP Academy students receive a top quality instrument, receive private instruction once a week with an AMP Teaching Artist, participate in masterclasses with renowned artists and perform in solo recitals throughout the year. Admittance to the AMP Academy is through audition and interview only and requires substantial commitment and moral support from the student’s family. Only current AMP students are eligible to be in the AMP Academy.

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AMP Summer Series

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The 2017 edition of the Atlanta Music Project Summer Series will take place from June 5 – June 23, 2017.  Sponsored by MailChimp, the AMP Summer Series is an annual three-week music festival and school based in the communities AMP serves. The AMP Summer Series features recitals, chamber music, masterclasses and field trips, as well as jazz, choral and orchestral concerts by AMP students, AMP teaching artists and special guest artists. The foundation of the AMP Summer Series is the three-week music day camp open to all experienced middle and high school students studying choral and orchestral instruments. All AMP Summer Series  classes (orchestral and choral) are held Monday – Friday from 9am to 5pm at Sylvan Hills Middle School (1461 Sylvan Rd. SW, Atlanta GA 30310). Sylvan Hills Middle School is a five minute walk from the Oakland City MARTA Station.

Application Dates

Applications for the 2017 AMP Summer Series are now open for all eligible students. See eligibility requirements above.

Eligibility Requirements for Students

  • Must be in 6th through 12th grade during 2017-2018 school year
  • Instrumentalists: minimum 2 years of playing experience on instrument to be played at 2017 AMP Summer Music Series; must have minimum 1 year band or orchestra experience
  • Vocalists: must have minimum 1 year choir experience
  • Student must be available to attend all classes and assigned concerts. Absences, late arrivals and early pick-ups will result in immediate dismissal from the program.
  • Student must have a music teacher complete a recommendation for the student

School & Private Teachers Click the button below to Complete the Student Recommendation Form:

For Accepted Students Only

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AMP Summer Series Orchestra Day Camp Details

Location:
Sylvan Hills Middle School, 1461 Sylvan Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30310 (5-minute walk to Oakland City MARTA Station)

Duration
3 Weeks

  • Classes Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Classes to include groups lessons, sectional rehearsal, music theory, composition,
    improvisation, symphony orchestra
  • Final Concert: June 22, 2017, 7pm
  • Faculty & Guest Artist Concerts (select students may be invited to perform):
  • Faculty made up of AMP Teaching Artists
  • Eligible Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, orchestral percussion
  • Instruments will be provided by AMP for any student who does not own an instrument
  • Lunch and afternoon snack provided by AMP
  • Fees: $25.00 Registration Fee, Full Scholarship for all students
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AMP Summer Series AMPlify Choral Day Camp Details

Location:
Sylvan Hills Middle School, 1461 Sylvan Rd SW Atlanta, GA 30310 (5-minute walk to Oakland City MARTA Station)

Duration
3 Weeks

  • Classes Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Classes to include full choir, jazz choir, music theory, composition, improvisation
  • Final Concert: June 21, 2017, 7pm
  • Faculty & Guest Artist Concerts (students may be invited to perform):
  • Faculty made up of AMP Teaching Artists
  • Lunch and afternoon snack provided by AMP
  • Fees: $25.00 Registration Fee, FullScholarship for all students

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