Year three starts! A new AMP student tries blowing into the flute’s head joint for the first time. Photo by Lauren Thomas.

Do you remember where we were two years ago? I certainly do. We didn’t have a site, or students or even a program. All we had was an unwavering belief that intense music education could change the lives of children and friends who believed in us.

AMP Trumpet Teaching Artist, John Bryant, with new students on first day of year three. Photo by Lauren Thomas.

With your support we rolled up our sleeves and went to work. Partnering with the City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs, we launched AMP with just seven students. Making our programs a reality was and continues to be a struggle. But it is an important struggle that we will continue.

Some new AMP students try the clarinet for the first time. Photo by Lauren Thomas.

Today I am thrilled to announce that the Atlanta Music Project has started its third year of programming at the Gilbert House, which includes an expansion to the South Bend Center for Arts and Culture! To see more pictures from the first day please click here. All pictures are courtesy of Lauren Thomas (

AMP Viola Teaching Artist, Kelly King, leads a violin and viola petting zoo. Photo by Lauren Thomas.

Stay tuned for more exciting announcements about our third year. Our successes thus far have been made possible because of you, our friends and donors. I am extremely grateful and for this, I say thank you.

Dantes Rameau