The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is a contemporary music education program whose goal is to enrich the lives of young musicians age 10-18 living in the Coachella Valley by fostering productivity and social responsibility through creativity, communication and collaboration in the development and enhancement of musical performance and concert production skills through participation in a "rock band" style educational setting.
AMP is known for its outstanding summer program where kids can learn the art of performance in a small rock band format. Our young musicians hone their skills by participating in master classes, songwriting sessions, band rehearsals and live performance classes and all while creating, communicating and collaborating through the beauty of music! It is our goal to make sure all of our students achieve all of their musical aspirations. Due to high demand, AMP added an after-school program in 2016, AMP Fall & AMP Spring, to continue the rock band education and experience throughout the school year. AMP students have now played at major venues and events such as the Stagecoach Music Festival, Pappy and Harriet's, Tachevah, the McCallum Theatre, PBS' Celebration of Music, the 111 Music Festival, the Tamale Festival, the Date Shed, the Hard Rock, the Hood, Big Rock Pub, the Tour de Palm Springs, and many more.
Welcome to Fall Sessions!!! Coming off one of our most successful summer camps, The Academy Of Musical Performance looks to keep this momentum going! The 2022 Fall Session will run from September 19th through mid December and will be our most exciting Fall session to date!
Bands will be made up of local Coachella Valley teenagers ranging from 12 to 19 years of age. Our young musicians will rehearse weekly at our AMP Studio in Downtown Indio and ultimately perform around the community culminating in a Final Showcase. Musicians create, communicate, and collaborate by learning their favorite songs or creating new ones in a rock band format with other young musicians for 12 weekly rehearsals with the guidance of a band coach. Fall performances typically include The Tamale Festival as well as the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Casino.
For all those who sign up for Fall Session, we will be holding our first official song writing competition! The winner of this years song writing competition will win $1,000 in cash as well as the opportunity to record the winning track at 3M Studios! You must be a part of Fall Sessions to enter contest and all entries must be original songs and shall not infringe any copyrights or any other rights of any third parties. Songs may be written by an individual, multiple co-writers or be a collaborative effort with your Fall Session Band. More details to come!
For those new to our AMP family, you must participate in an evaluation to determine eligibility. Evaluations will be held on September 10th from 11 to 3pm at our AMP studio in Downtown Indio. If you can not make the evaluation date, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. So excited for Fall Sessions so sign up fast!!!
*If you participated in AMP Summer camp, you will need to reset your password to sign up for Fall Session. If you still have trouble with getting signed up please email Michele Penn at email@example.com
preAMP is a summer day camp for learners of all musical levels in 3rd-5th grade. Express yourself through singing and group learning on the ukulele, playing your favorite songs and culminating in a performance on June 29th!
Learn more and don't miss your spot to sign up! Registration is filling up fast.