Atlanta Music Project Youth Choirs sponsored by Cricket Wireless

The Atlanta Music Project is pleased to announce the launch of the Atlanta Music Project Youth Choirs for the fall of 2018.

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

Performing both standard and world choral literature, it is AMP’s goal for the AMP Youth Orchestras to become one of the top youth training choir programs in the country.

Admittance to the AMP Youth Choirs is granted through a competitive audition process only, which is held each year in late August/early September. Students who accept an invitation to join the AMP Youth Choir must commit to attending for the entire school year.

All AMP Youth Choir members will receive:

  • Choir Folder
  • Concert Attire

The AMP Youth Choirs are tuition-free, but there is a $25 registration fee ($10 for siblings) for each semester. Payment plans are available.

For all rehearsals and concerts, AMP will provide shuttle service to and from Oakland City MARTA Station.

All AMP Youth Choir rehearsals and concerts take place at Sylvan Hills Middle School located at 1461 Sylvan Road SW Atlanta, GA 30310

AMP Youth Choir auditions will take place at the South Bend Center located at 1955 Compton Drive SE Atlanta, GA 30315 on the below dates. Auditions slots are assigned on a first come first serve basis, as applications are received. Apply to audition here.

  • Saturday September 8 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday September 15 9:00am to 5:00pm

REQUIRED CHOIR AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

PERFORM ONE SOLO PIECE

AMP JUNIOR YOUTH CHOIR

  • All voices
  • Age: grades 5 through 8
  • Level: intermediate

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Saturdays  9:00am to 12:00pm

AMP SENIOR YOUTH CHOIR

  • Age: grades 9 through 12
  • Level: advanced

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Thursdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Saturdays  9:00am to 12:00pm

CONCERT SCHEDULE (FOR JUNIOR & SENIOR YOUTH CHOIR)

  • Holiday Concert: December 8, 2018. Dress Rehearsal 9:00am; Concert 12:30pm
  • Black History Month Concert: February 9, 2019. Dress Rehearsal 9:00am; Concert 12:30pm
  • Spring Concert (joint with AMP Youth Orchestras): May 4, 2019: Dress Rehearsal 4:00pm; Concert 7:00pm

ELECTIVE CLASSES:

Music Theory

All AMP Youth Orchestra & Choir students are eligible for Music Theory Classes, which will emphasize and develop note reading, rhythm comprehension and ear training. Students must commit to attending the class for the entire semester (September to December and/or January to May):

  • Music Theory Level I: Saturdays after rehearsals: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Music Theory Level II: Saturday after rehearsals: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Conducting

A limited number of students will be accepted, through an application and interview process, for the conducting classes. Conducting students will have the opportunity to conduct AMP students in concert during the year.

  • Orchestra Conducting: Saturday after rehearsals: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Choral Conducting: Saturday after rehearsals: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Atlanta Music Project Youth Orchestras sponsored by Cricket Wireless

The Atlanta Music Project Youth Orchestras

The Atlanta Music Project is pleased to announce the launch of the Atlanta Music Project Youth Orchestras for the fall of 2018.

The AMP Youth Orchestras are the most advanced instrumental ensembles at AMP and are designed for music students who are already proficient players.

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

Admittance to the AMP Youth Orchestras is granted through a competitive audition process only, which is held each year in late August/early September. Students who accept an invitation to join the AMP Youth Orchestras must commit to attending for the entire school year.

All AMP Youth Orchestra members will receive:

  • Instrument
  • Orchestral Folder
  • Concert Attire

The AMP Youth Orchestras are tuition-free, but there is a $25 registration fee ($10 for siblings) for each semester. Payment plans are available.

For all rehearsals and concerts, AMP will provide shuttle service to and from Oakland City MARTA Station.

All AMP Youth Orchestras rehearsals and concerts take place at Sylvan Hills Middle School located at 1461 Sylvan Road SW Atlanta, GA 30310

AMP Youth Orchestra auditions will take place at the Gilbert House located at 2238 Perkerson Road SW Atlanta, GA 30315 on the below dates. Auditions slots are assigned on a first come first serve basis, as applications are received. Apply to audition here.

  • Saturday September 8 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Saturday September 15 9:00am to 5:00pm

AMP JUNIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

PERFORM ONE SOLO PIECE

PERFORM TWO 2-OCTAVE SCALES OF YOUR CHOOSING

FOR JUNIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION AUDITIONS ONLY:

1 SNARE DRUM SOLO OR ETUDE & 2 SCALES ON MALLET PERCUSSION (AMP WILL PROVIDE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AT AUDITION)

AMP SENIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA REQUIRED AUDITION REPERTOIRE:

PERFORM ONE SOLO PIECE

PERFORM FOUR 2-OCTAVE SCALES OF YOUR CHOOSING

FOR SENIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA PERCUSSION AUDITIONS ONLY:

1 SNARE DRUM SOLO OR ETUDE & 4 SCALES ON MALLET PERCUSSION (AMP WILL PROVIDE PERCUSSION INSTRUMENTS AT AUDITION)

AMP JUNIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA

  • Instruments: all symphony orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, orchestral percussion.
  • Age: grades 5 through 8
  • Level: intermediate/advanced (performing music Level 2 to Level 4)

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Sectional: Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • Strings Sectional: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:00pm
  • All Instruments (Symphony Orchestra): Saturdays  9:30am to 12:30pm

AMP SENIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA

  • Instruments: all symphony orchestra instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, bass trombone, orchestral percussion.
  • Age: grades 9 through 12
  • Level: advanced (performing full symphonic works, and music Level 4 to Level 6)

Rehearsal Schedule:

  • Woodwinds, Brass & Percussion Sectional: Tuesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • Strings Sectional: Wednesdays 6:30pm to 8:30pm
  • All Instruments (Symphony Orchestra): Saturdays  9:30am to 12:30pm

CONCERT SCHEDULE (FOR JUNIOR & SENIOR YOUTH ORCHESTRA)

  • Holiday Concert: December 15, 2018. Dress Rehearsal 9:30am; Concert 12:30pm
  • Winter Concert: March 9, 2019. Dress Rehearsal 9:30am; Concert 12:30pm
  • Spring Concert (joint with AMP Youth Choirs): May 4, 2019: Dress Rehearsal 4:00pm; Concert 7:00pm

ELECTIVE CLASSES:

Music Theory

All AMP Youth Orchestra & Choir students are eligible for Music Theory Classes, which will emphasize and develop note reading, rhythm comprehension and ear training. Students must commit to attending the class for the entire semester (September to December and/or January to May):

  • Music Theory Level I: Saturdays after rehearsals: 1:00pm to 2:00pm
  • Music Theory Level II: Saturday after rehearsals: 2:00pm to 3:00pm

Conducting

A limited number of students will be accepted, through an application and interview process, for the conducting classes. Conducting students will have the opportunity to conduct AMP students in concert during the year.

  • Orchestra Conducting: Saturday after rehearsals: 3:30pm to 4:30pm
  • Choral Conducting: Saturday after rehearsals: 3:30pm to 4:30pm

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Orchestral Community Partnership Sites

CITY OF ATLANTA PARTNERSHIP SITES

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 Park Recreation Center in the Capitol View neighborhood.

AMP AT GILBERT HOUSE 2018-2019 – CLOSED

There will be no AMP programming at the Gilbert House during the 2018-2019 school year, due to building maintenance and repairs. Usual AMP Gilbert House classes will take place at the South Bend Center.

AMP AT SOUTH BEND CENTER 2018-2019

  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass
  • Age: grades 1 to 5; and based on availability grades 6 to 8
  • Levels: Beginner String Orchestra, Intermediate String Orchestra
  • AMP Class Schedule: 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays

AMP AT PERKERSON PARK RECREATION CENTER 2018-2019

  • Instruments: violin, viola, cello, double bass, flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, French horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, orchestral percussion
  • Age: grades 6 to 12
  • Levels: Intermediate String Orchestra, Intermediate Band
  • AMP Class Schedule: 4:30pm to 6:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesday & Thursdays

The City of Atlanta provides transportation to the South Bend Center and Perkerson Park Recreation Center from some neighborhood schools. Once at the recreation centers  students will receive a snack and supervised homework time before AMP’s music classes. Following music lessons, the City of Atlanta  provides a warm dinner.

All AMP students at the Gilbert House, South Bend and Perkerson Park 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.

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Choral Community Partnership Sites

The AMPlify Flagship Site: AMPlify Kindezi

Now in its fourth year, the AMPlify Choir at The Kindezi School West serves 50 students and offers an intensive choral education with classes in vocal training, general music, and music theory.

During the 2018-2019 school year choral, general music, music theory and ear training classes will be held Tuesdays and Wednesdaya after school.

AMPlify Kindezi features two choirs: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.

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.

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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.

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Atlanta Music Project Summer Series

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The 2019 edition of the Atlanta Music Project Summer Series will take place from June 3 – June 21, 2019.  Sponsored in part by the Molly Blank Fund of the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, 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.

2019 Applications 

Applications for the 2019 AMP Summer Series will be posted in early 2019.

Eligibility Requirements for Students

  • Must be in 6th through 12th grade during the 2019-2020 school year; or currently a rising college freshman
  • Instrumentalists: minimum 2 years of playing experience on instrument to be played at 2019 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 20, 2019, 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 19, 2019, 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

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

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