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.
Spring Sessions is here!!! Coming off one of our most successful and largest Fall Sessions in 2022, The Academy Of Musical Performance looks to keep this momentum going! The 2023 Spring Session will run from January 30th through May 12th and will be our most exciting Spring 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 original ones in a rock band format with other young musicians for 12 weekly rehearsals with the guidance of a band coach. Spring performances typically include local restaurants, festivals and the Rock Yard at Fantasy Springs Casino.
Thank you to all that support our program and our young talented musicians here in the desert. We have doubled our numbers and continue to grow so for those new to our AMP family, you must participate in an evaluation to determine eligibility. Evaluations will be held January 19 - 21, from 11:00am to 5:00pm at our AMP studio in Downtown Indio. Please make sure to email Humberto Vela at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com to schedule your evaluation. If you can not make the evaluation dates, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you. So excited for Spring Sessions so sign up fast!!!
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.