The Launch of the AMP Youth Orchestras

The Launch of the Atlanta Music Project Youth Choirs & Orchestras

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

Open to all students from anywhere, 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 for the AMP Youth Orchestras here.

  • Saturday September 8 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday September 9 1:00pm to 5:00pm
  • Saturday September 15 9:00am to 5:00pm
  • Sunday September 16 1:00pm to 5:00pm (if needed)

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 5:00pm
  • Choral Conducting: Saturday after rehearsals: 3:30pm to 5:00pm
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