AMP Teaching Artists take a bow after performing. Photo courtesy of TEDxPeachtree.

TEDxPeachtree has been a strong supporter of the Atlanta Music Project since before we even existed. At TEDxPeachtree 2009, Stanford Thompson was able to excite the audience about the possibility of El Sistema coming to Atlanta. At TEDxPeachtree 2010 I spoke about “Music As A Vehicle For Social Change“. This year, for TEDxPeachtree 2011, the Atlanta Music Project Teaching Artists were invited to perform for the audience. I’m proud to say that our performance received a standing ovation! This is a testament to the talent and quality of our Teaching Artists, who spend their afternoons in our communities, teaching and coaching our students. By the way, click here to see videos of all the 2011 TEDxPeachtree Talks!

AMP Clarinet Teaching Artist performs on Gershwin's Summertime. Photo courtesy of TEDxPeachtree.

I’m constantly in awe of my fellow colleagues because they’re good enough that they don’t really need to be doing this work with the Atlanta Music Project, but they choose to because they believe it’s crucial and they believe that they are changing lives. The Atlanta Music Project is very fortunate to have such amazing people on the front lines of its social change mission. Special thanks to Nwandi Lawson for the brilliant introduction!

AMP Teaching Artists Jessica Korhhoff and Kelly King perform on Mendelssohn's String Quartet No. 6. Photo courtesy of TEDxPeachtree.

Allow me to introduce the performers:

Brass Quartet
Canzone Per Sonare No.2 by Gabrielli
Trumpet: John Bryant, Alex Rodiek (Guest Artist); Trombone: Marc Boehm; Bass Trombone: D. Philip Truex (Guest Artist)

Woodwind Trio
Summertime, George Gershwin
Flute: Jessica Sherer; Clarinet: Bryan Crumpler; Bassoon: Dantes Rameau

String Quartet
Excerpt from 1st Movement of Mendelssohn’s String Quartet No. 6
Violin: Jessica Robinson Stinson (Guest Artist), Barbara Careaga-Mitchel (Guest Artist); Viola: Kelly King; Cello: Jessica Kornhoff

Enjoy the performance! Stay tuned for future Atlanta Music Project Teaching Artist concerts. We may be in your neighborhood!