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.
“To empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music.”
How AMP Works
For the 2017-2018 school year, the Atlanta Music Project will serve 300 students through our out-of-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 300 students 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 three cultural recreation centers:
Gilbert House (violin, viola, cello, bass)
South Bend Center for Art and Culture (flute, clarinet, trumpet, trombone)
Perkerson Park Recreation Center (violin, viola, cello, bass, flute, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, percussion)
AMP Academy: advanced musical training for AMP’s most talented and dedicated students