The Atlanta Music Project Youth Choirs

About AMP Youth Choirs:

The AMP Youth Choirs are the most advanced vocal ensembles at AMP and are designed for young musicians who are already proficient singers.  

Performing both standard choral music and songs representing the culture of the communities we serve, it is our goal for the AMP Youth Choirs to become one of the top youth choir programs in the country.  

The AMP Youth Choirs consist of two ensembles: the Junior Youth Choir (6th – 8th grade) and the Senior Youth Choir (9th – 12th grade). 

 

Rehearsal Schedule: 

All AMP Youth Choirs students attend two (2) rehearsals per week: 

AMP Junior Youth Choir:
Age: grades 6 through 8
Level: Intermediate

Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm
Saturday 9:00am – 11:00am

Optional Theory Class will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend one theory class each week. 

AMP Senior Youth Choir:
Age: grades 9 through 12
Level: Advanced

Wednesday 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Saturday. 9:00am – 11:00am

Optional Theory Class will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend one theory class each week. 

Requirements and Audition Repertoire:  

Auditions will be held at the AMP Center December 13 – 16, 2021 from 5pm – 8pm.  Send in an application now to reserve your slot!   

Singers must perform two songs:

  • the traditional tune “Happy Birthday” (in any key)
  • one song of their choice

A piano will be available in the audition room.  

 

The Atlanta Music Project Youth Orchestras

The AMP Youth Orchestras are the most advanced instrumental ensembles at AMP and are designed for young musicians in middle and high school who are already experienced performers.

Performing both standard symphonic music and musical genres representing the culture of the communities we serve, it is our goal for the AMP Youth Orchestras to become one of the top youth training orchestra programs in the country.    

The AMP Youth Orchestras consist of two ensembles: the Junior Youth Orchestra (6th – 8th grade) and the Senior Youth Orchestra (9th – 12th grade). 

Both ensembles include: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, clarinet, oboe, bassoon, trumpet, trombone, french horn, tuba, orchestral percussion.  

Junior Youth Orchestra level is intermediate/advanced, performing music from Level 2 – Level 4. 

Senior Youth Orchestra level is advanced, performing full symphonic works and music from Level 4  – Level 6.  

 

Rehearsal Schedule:  

All AMP Youth Orchestra students attend two (2) rehearsals per week: 

AMP Junior Youth Orchestra: 

Instruments:
All symphony orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, orchestral percussion.
Age: primarily 6-8, with some intermediate high school students

Level: intermediate/advanced (performing music Level 2 to Level 4)

Tuesday 6:30pm – 8:00pm

Saturday 2:00pm – 4:00pm 

Optional Theory Class will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend one theory class each week. 

Advanced  7th – 8th graders who are comfortable performing full symphonic works (music Levels 4 to 6) may audition for the Senior Youth Orchestra using the SYO Audition requirements.

 

AMP Senior Youth Orchestra: 

Instruments:
All symphony orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, tuba, orchestral percussion.
Age: primarily 9-12, with some advanced middle school students
Level: advanced (performing full symphonic works, and music Level 4 to Level 6)\

Thursday 6:30pm – 8:30pm 

Saturday 11:30am – 1:30pm  

Optional Theory Class will be offered Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:15pm – 6:15pm.  Students are strongly encouraged to attend one theory class each week. 

High School students who are not comfortable with the Senior Orchestra audition materials may audition for the Junior Youth Orchestra using the JYO Audition Excerpts and scales.  High School students who are not placed in the Senior Orchestra may be offered the opportunity to perform with the Junior Youth Orchestra.

Requirements and Audition Repertoire: 

Auditions will be held at the AMP Center December 13 – 16,  2021.  Send in an application now to reserve your audition slot! 

Junior Youth Orchestra Audition Requirements: 

  • Perform two 2-octave scales of your choosing; percussionists perform 2 scales on mallet percussion
  • Perform one piece of your choosing. 

Senior Youth Orchestra Audition Requirements: 

  • Perform four 2-octave scales of your choosing; percussionists perform 4 scales on mallet percussion
  • Perform one piece of your choosing. 

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AMP AFTER-SCHOOL ORCHESTRA

The AMP After-School Orchestra program provides instruction in violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, French horn, trumpet, trombone.

 

Check back for details on Fall 2021 in-person programming.

Class Schedule

Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 4:00pm – 6:00pm

Apply online now!

AMP Preparatory Choirs

AMP PREPARATORY CHOIRS

The AMP Preparatory Choirs are training choirs serving students in grades 1 – 5. These choirs are  choirs are designed for young singers interested in making friends while learning and performing music in a choral setting.  No experience is needed.

Class Schedule

Wednesdays 5:15PM – 6:15PM

Atlanta Music Project Academy

The Atlanta Music Project Academy is AMP’s premier training program for our most talented and dedicated students. The goal of the program is to put students on a fast track to the highest level of musical proficiency on their instrument.

Members of the AMP Academy have successfully auditioned for Georgia All-State ensembles, been invited to prestigious summer music festivals such as the National Take-a-Stand Festival, and several are preparing auditions to obtain a college scholarship.

Admittance to the AMP Academy is through audition and interview only and requires substantial commitment and moral support from the student’s family.

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.

Current, full-time AMP students in third grade and above are eligible to audition for the AMP Academy.

Funding provided in part by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners under the guidance of the Department of Community Development CSP Program.

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Satellite Program Sites

Coming soon…

Is your school, recreation center, community center or church interested in hosting an Atlanta Music Project satellite program? Contact us at info@atlantamusicproject.org or 678-235-4267

Atlanta Music Project Summer Series

The Atlanta Music Project Summer Series is a virtual 3 week music festival and school, traditionally based in the communities AMP serves. Sponsored in part by the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The AMP Summer Series will feature strings orchestra, wind orchestra, choir, optional chamber ensembles and final virtual performance videos by AMP students. The 2022 AMP Summer Series will be held from June 6 – June 24, 2022.  Students must commit fully to the rehearsal schedule in order to participate.

TO APPLY:

Check back in Spring 2022 for application instructions!

Eligibility Requirements for Students

  • Must be in 6th through 12th grade during the 2020-2021 school year; or currently a rising college freshman
  • Instrumentalists: minimum 2 years of playing experience on instrument to be played at 2021 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 online classes and record a final video. Absences, late log-ins and early log-offs will make student eligible for dismissal from the program.

2021 Applications

AMP Summer Series Orchestra Day Camp Details

Location:
Online via Zoom classes

Duration
3 Weeks

  • Orchestra Schedule: Tue & Thu 9:00AM – 10:00AM.  *Festival Orchestra (high school instrumentalists) will meet 10:00AM – 11:00AM during Week 3 only.
  • Optional Chamber Ensemble Schedule:  Tue, Wed & Thu 11:00AM – 12:00PM.
  • Classes to include sectional rehearsal, string orchestra, wind orchestra, choir, optional chamber ensemble.
  • 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
  • Fees: $25.00 Registration Fee, Full Scholarship for all students

AMP Summer Series Choral Day Camp Details

Location:
Online via Zoom classes

Duration
3 Weeks

  • Choir Schedule: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:00AM – 10:00AM.
  • Optional Chamber Ensemble Schedule:  Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 11:00AM – 12:00PM.
  • Classes to include sectionals, full choir, optional chamber ensemble
  • Faculty made up of AMP Teaching Artists
  • Fees: $25.00 Registration Fee, FullScholarship for all students

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