The Atlanta Music Project started the year off by shaking things up a bit – that is, by performing at the Social Media Today conference called “Social Shake Up“. Twelve of AMP’s rising artists from the Gilbert House string site wowed the crowd at the W Hotel Midtown on September 17th as part of the close out celebration of the Social Shake Up. Read on for the story.

Social Media Today, an independent, online community, held a three day conference here in Atlanta for individuals who require and desire a deep understanding of social media. On the last day, the conference closed out with a reception, awards ceremony and a performance by a nonprofit known for inspiring social change in an innovative way – the Atlanta Music Project.

AMP artists perform;  Council Member Kwanza Hall and Social Media Founder Robin Carey pose with Aisha Bowden of AMP

The AMP ensemble was introduced by District 2 Council Member Kwanza Hall, after which they eagerly performed three pieces for the lively crowd. Accompanied by AMP leadership, AMP parents and representatives from the City of Atlanta Culture Club Program, the ensemble was greeted by a room brimming with anticipation. Based on the explosion of tweets from attendees during the performance, it is safe to say the young artists of the Atlanta Music Project once again delivered a stirring performance. A great way to start the year.

Thank you to the W Atlanta Midtown and Council Member Kwanza Hall. It was just a few years ago that Mr. Hall presented AMP with a Proclamation on behalf of the Atlanta City Council at the same W Atlanta Midtown hotel! Finally thank you to Robin Carey, Founder of Social Media Today, for the kind invitation to perform.

Check out some of the audience reactions: