A Three-Week Immersive Musical Experience for Ages 12 to 18

The Academy of Musical Performance (AMP) is pleased to announce the return of their popular summer music program aimed at Coachella Valley teens in 6th through 12th grades. AMP Summer Camp is an intensive three-week contemporary music performance day camp where young musicians hone their performance and concert production skills through rehearsals, workshops, individual instruction, and live performances. Participating emerging musicians create, communicate, and collaborate on original and cover music in bands, culminating in a Final Showcase.

If your teen is interested in music, this is the perfect program. From singing to writing songs, learning about production and how to market a band, AMP Summer Camp is a complete musical experience led by local noted musician Will Sturgeon and a host of talented instructors. AMP Summer Camp 2021 runs from July 12 – July 30, with the Final Showcase on Saturday, July 31. Camp days run Monday – Friday from 10am-5pm, and accepted students are expected to attend all days of camp. AMP Summer Camp is located at the Hope Center on Portola in Palm Desert.

Registration is currently open and we are accepting audition videos until May 21st. Through generous donations and grants, AMP Summer Camp is underwritten to reduce the cost from $2,500 to only $1,250 per student for 3-weeks, with financial aid available. Lunch is provided each day from a local restaurant at no cost to the students.

Learn more, register and enroll your teen today at https://ampcv.org/summer-camp



The Academy of Musical Performance is a contemporary music education program whose goal is to enrich the lives of young musicians 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 offers multiple forward-thinking music programs to engage young people in music making. AMP’s Rock Band programs teach youth how to play in a band and facilitates performances throughout the community, keeping kids engaged in positive community-based activities. AMP’s Private Lesson program offers affordable and accessible lessons for beginners-to-advanced musicians. preAMP offers group lessons on ukulele to children, and our Instrument Loan program allows anyone to affordably explore an instrument.

AMP is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization led by a dedicated volunteer board of directors that includes Kate Spates, Camille Arujo, Daniel Duardo, Bruce Feagle, Michele Penn, Cherise Sonderman, Celina Jimenez , Greg Vincent, Roman Whittaker, Craig Michaels, Clayton Baldwin and Stephanie Greene.

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