Amplify solidified my dream of becoming a performing artist and singer-songwriter. Fantastic opportunity! ~ Amplify musician
AMPLIFY At Music in Common, we not only believe that music can change the world, we live it! Our programs bring together people from diverse backgrounds to discover and celebrate their common ground through collaborative songwriting, multimedia and performance. Since 2005, we have worked and performed in more than 300 communities across the globe and across religious, ethnic, cultural, and racial axes.
As musicians and music lovers, we understand how music moves us as people and transports us to another place. How it expresses our emotions and tells our stories. Our Amplify program empowers youth voices from across the globe who have participated in our JAMMS sessions. Because many of these youth are not musicians, the incredibly powerful messages of the songs they've written in our programs do not hit as wide an audience as they deserve. Amplify enlists skilled musicians, vocalists, and rappers who work with professional musicians and producers to elevate these songs in live performances and studio recordings. AMPLIFY SUMMER RESIDENCY The Amplify summer residency is a deeply immersive, two and a half week intensive that attracts musicians ages 14-21 from throughout the country. The residential program takes place each summer in the beautiful Berkshire Mountains of western Massachusetts. Attendees hone their music and performance skills, learn audio production, and write their own song as a band. Summer residency musicians learn the importance of teamwork, gain self-confidence, develop strong communication and collaborative skills, and learn about the cultural backgrounds and experiences of the youth whose songs they are learning.
The residency culminates in three concerts and a recording session, and also includes field trips to some of the many wonderful cultural offerings of the Berkshires such as Jacob’s Pillow, Tanglewood, and Mass MoCA as well as master classes, guest, performances, and industry professional panels. AMPLIFY TOURING BAND The Amplify touring band is for highly skilled musicians ages 18 and older. The band performs at a wide array of events and venues. This is an excellent opportunity for seasoned road musicians as well as those ready to take a deep dive into touring.
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