AMP ANNOUNCES 2014-2015 CONCERT SEASON
Concert Season To Mark Five-Year Anniversary for AMP
ATLANTA, October 16, 2014 – The Atlanta Music Project just announced a Request for Partnership for AMPlify, its choral music program. In line with AMP’s 2014-2017 Strategic Plan, AMPlify will launch a flagship site in the fall of 2015 and is searching for a school community with whom to partner to host the site. The Request for Partnership seeks a K-5 or K-8 accredited school partner. Deadline for submission is Friday, November 7, 2014. Eligibility requirements, Request for Partnership information and submission instructions are available, here, on the AMP website.
The expansion of AMPlify comes in a year that marks an important milestone for the Atlanta Music Project; AMP celebrates five years of successful programming this year. To mark the occasion, AMP announced its 2014-2015 concert season, which is full of firsts. The AMP Holiday Concert will be the first AMP-wide concert to feature both the AMP orchestra and AMPlify chorus together on the same stage. In addition, this concert season will include joint concerts with some of Atlanta’s best young musical talent including the Spivey Hall Children’s Choir, Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta, and the Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony.
Another hallmark of Year Five for AMP is the debut of their first national television commercial. AMP was selected by the Chick-fil-A Foundation as part of its Impact Players series to be featured in a commercial at the start of the Chick-fil-A Kick-off Game on Thursday, Aug. 28, 2014, on ESPN. The extended version of the commercial was recently released and can be viewed here, on the AMP website.
Atlanta Music Project 2014-2015 Concert Season
- October 20, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
Joint Demonstration Concert: AMPlify & Spivey Hall Children’s Choir
Location: Spivey Hall
- December 13, 2014, 6:30 p.m.
MailChimp Series: AMP & AMPlify Holiday Concert
Location: Atlanta Metropolitan State College
- December 15, 2014, 7 p.m.
Joint Concert: Atlanta Music Project Wind Ensemble &
The Atlanta Youth Wind Symphony
- December 18, 2014, 7 p.m.
AMP Academy Winter Recital
- February 21, 2015, 12 p.m.
MailChimp Series: AMPlify Black History Month Concert
- March 14, 2015, 12 p.m.
Mailchimp Series: AMP Orchestra Winter Concert
- April 16, 2015, 7 p.m.
AMP Academy Spring Recital
- April 18, 2015, 12 p.m.
MailChimp Series: AMPlify Spring Concert
- May 2, 2015, 12 p.m.
MailChimp Series: AMP Orchestra Spring Concert
- May 9, 2015, 12 p.m.
Joint Concert: Atlanta Music Project Orchestra &
Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestras of Atlanta
AMPlify – The Choral Program of the Atlanta Music Project
Launched in 2013, AMPlify is the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project. Currently housed at Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood for Girls, AMPlify at Ivy Prep takes place five days a week for two hours each day. Since its inception, AMPlify has served more than 150 children in grades one through eight and AMPlify students have performed more than 25 concerts, including performances at the Woodruff Arts Center and Intercontinental Hotel Buckhead.
AMPlify’s performance-based approach to choral music education emphasizes the pursuit of musical excellence through a pedagogically sound curriculum and rigorous rehearsal schedule. All AMPlify instruction takes place after school. As in all academic pursuits, proper practice leads to mastery. AMPlify students are constantly guided in the art of learning how to practice effectively, which leads to musical proficiency and develops the confidence in children to master many other pursuits, both academic and non-academic.
To promote youth development and social change, AMPlify builds community through the achievement of its students, the involvement of their parents, and the support of partners and advocates. AMPlify’s rigorous training and public performances further develop students’ grit, self-control, zest, social intelligence, gratitude, optimism, and curiosity.
The Atlanta Music Project
Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project (AMP) provides intense music education for underserved youth right in their neighborhood. In 2014-2015 AMP will celebrate its Fifth Year Anniversary, and serve 120 students at three sites. AMP provides all its students with an instrument, a teaching artist, classes and numerous public performance opportunities. AMP classes are held during after-school hours so that our students are safe and off the streets. AMP does not hold entrance auditions – the only requirement is commitment to attending all classes. AMP’s programs include: the AMP Orchestra; AMPlify, the choral program of the Atlanta Music Project; and the AMP Academy, providing advanced musical training to AMP’s most talented and dedicated students. AMP’s young artists have performed at Atlanta’s most prestigious venues, including the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall and Philips Arena. In the next three years AMP will expand to serve over 300 students at multiple sites. AMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.
To learn more about the Atlanta Music Project and AMPlify, visit the Atlanta Music Project website: www.atlantamusicproject.org