Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) 5th Annual AMP Summer Music Camp at Hope Lutheran Church, Palm Desert

WHO: Academy of Musical Performance (AMP)

WHAT: 5th Annual AMP Summer Music Camp

WHERE: Hope Lutheran Church, Palm Desert

WHEN: July 8 – 26, 2019

The renowned Coachella Valley AMP CAMP starts their 5th Annual Camp Session on July 8, at Hope Lutheran Church. This program is organized and coordinated by Academy of Musical Performance (AMP).

After a series of auditions in June, 14 new musicians are joining 16 returning AMP musicians for the intensive three-week music camp. The curriculum includes music instruction, band formation and live performance, songwriting, stage and sound management and a variety of other projects.

The teen musicians are between the ages of 11-18, and represent eighteen Coachella Valley schools. Thanks to generous sponsons, lunch as well as other key elements of the daily AMP Camp experience are completely underwritten, as is a portion of each tuition.

The curriculum has the participating students forming new bands each week, writing songs, performing and learning not only how to play music and be in a band environment, but also the inner workings of the music industry from real musicians.

OTHER: AMP Summer Camp Showcase Concert
Saturday, July 27, 2019 • 1:30 pm to 4 pm
Hope Lutheran Church.
Pre-Event Tickets are $5 (12 and under), $10 adults, available online at Ticket are $15 at the door. Food and non-alcoholic drinks will be available for purchase along with raffle prizes.

Founded in 2014, AMP focuses on encouraging and educating teens about the many intricate aspects of the music industry. The instructors include singers, songwriters, producers and management professionals. In the three-week camp, participants will form a series of small rock bands, and will experience rehearsals, workshops, individual instruction, and live performances. An after-school program was added in 2016 to provide instruction and performance opportunities year-round at a variety of events throughout the Coachella Valley.

AMP, led by a volunteer Board of Directors, relies on grants, sponsors and generous private donations to keep the tuition low as well as provide full scholarships for over half of the young musicians who wouldn’t otherwise be able to attend. AMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by a dedicated volunteer board of directors that includes Camille Arujo, Clayton Baldwin, Daniel Duardo, Bruce Feagle, Michele Penn, Cherise Sonderman, Kate Spates, Greg Vincent, Roman Whittaker, Maria Wren and Stephanie Greene.

For more information about Academy of Musical Performance visit or call 760-537-5AMP (5267).


Jul 16 2019 - Jul 26 2019


8:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Hope Lutheran Church
45900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, USA


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