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The Atlanta Music Project, a 5-day-a-week youth orchestra and choir program targeting underserved communities in Atlanta. Inspired by El Sistema.
The Atlanta Music Project, a 5-day-a-week youth orchestra and choir program targeting underserved communities in Atlanta. Inspired by El Sistema.
163 backers pledged $19,055 to help bring this project to life.

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The Atlanta Music Project (AMP) is a new organization based in Atlanta, Georgia. Inspired by El Sistema, Venezuela's monumental, globally acclaimed youth orchestra program, our mission is to uplift youths in underserved communities by enrolling them in an intensive 5-day-a-week after-school program where they will participate in youth orchestra, choir and group lessons.

AMP is led by Dantes Rameau, bassoonist and part of the inaugural graduating class of the Abreu Fellows Program, a prestigious post-graduate fellowship at the New England Conservatory which trains musicians to lead El Sistema-inspired programs in the U.S. and beyond.

Everyday after school, AMP programs will provide a safe haven for kids grades 1 through 6 where they will spend time doing homework, receive tutoring and of course participate in orchestra, choir and group lessons. A program that values aiming for excellence, we will perform concerts several times a year. AMP kids will also take field trips to various Atlanta cultural institutions such as the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Woodruff Arts Center.

The money raised by our backers on Kickstarter will fund the following expenses:

-Orchestral music instruments and sheet music for our students.
-A two-week Brazilian Samba and African Drum and Dance residency for our students, culminating in a concert by our students.

Thank you for supporting music as a vehicle for social change,

The Atlanta Music Project Team

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    -Your name (or your organization's name) added to the Atlanta Music Project website's Thank You page. If desired we will add the amount of your pledge to your name.

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    -We add you to the The Atlanta Music Project e-mailing list to receive our online newsletter.

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    -You receive your very own, brand new, limited-edition Atlanta Music Project T-shirt.

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    -You receive the coveted AMP medallion, a symbol of music for social change. The AMP medallion is only given to AMP students to wear for their concerts and is engraved with the AMP slogan.

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    -You receive a DVD of one of the AMP concerts from our inaugural year.

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    -We send Abreu Fellow and Atlanta Music Project Executive Director, Dantes Rameau, to your location to give you or your organization a private presentation on El Sistema, the Atlanta Music Project and how you can start an El Sistema-modeled program in your community. Please note, this reward is limited to the United States and Canada.

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Funding period

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