ATLANTA MUSIC PROJECT TO HOST “THE COLLEGE YEARS” A VIRTUAL TWO-DAY SYMPOSIUM FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ACROSS THE COUNTRY AIMING TO STUDY MUSIC IN COLLEGE
(Atlanta, GA) (May 19, 2020) — The Atlanta Music Project (AMP) will host “The College Years,” a virtual, two-day symposium for high school students around the country aiming to study music in college. The symposium will take place on May 20 and May 21, 2020 on the Atlanta Music Project’s Zoom site atlantamusicproject.zoom.us. Sponsored by The Chestnut Family Foundation, The College Years symposium is free and open to the public.
The College Years symposium is being produced, as AMP completes its tenth year of programming, in order to support the organization’s growing number of high school students with an interest in studying music at the post-secondary level. The symposium seeks to engage students and parents of music students across the country as they navigate the college selection, application and enrollment process.
“The number of Atlanta Music Project students in high school increases every year, and we are seeing that many of them are considering majoring or minoring in music in college,” said Dantes Rameau, Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of AMP. As a music education institution that requires of our students many years of dedicated practice to the development of their musical ability, we want to ensure that we are supporting our students and families in their worthwhile pursuit of post-secondary education.”
The College Years symposium will consist of seminars on selecting the right college music program and preparing for college interviews. AMP faculty will give classes on audition preparation for orchestral and vocal students.
Faculty from Kennesaw State University and the Manhattan School of Music will give live masterclasses for high school musicians from the Atlanta Music Project, Play on Philly, and the Boston String Academy.
Panelists will include staff and faculty from the music programs at Clayton State University, University of Georgia, Florida A&M University, and the New England Conservatory.
The full College Years symposium schedule can be found below. To join the symposium go to https://atlantamusicproject.zoom.us and enter the Meeting ID for the appropriate symposium event.