AmplifyAmplify is a riveting concert experience in which talented and skilled musicians perform songs written by youth from around the world in the Music In Common JAMMS program. JAMMS is a culturally-immersive program in which participants of any musical skill level from diverse communities join together to write a song. To date, more than 50 songs have been written across the U.S. and Middle East spanning religious, racial, ethnic, and cultural sectors. As such, Amplify musicians are ambassadors for the youth whose songs they are performing, amplifying their powerful messages to wider audiences in ways the songwriters may not have been able to do on their own.
Amplify (Your Town) is comprised of high school and college aged musicians who rehearse regularly throughout the year, interpreting and learning JAMMS songs to be performed in their community at concerts, events, and other gatherings. Auditions are held on a rolling basis throughout the year. If accepted, there is no cost to participate in Amplify (Your Town), but each musician is required to sign a pledge of commitment outlining the expectations and requirements of participation. Participant time commitment includes at least 2 rehearsals and 8 - 10 hours per month.
Amplify is currently accepting applications in Atlanta, GA, The Berkshires, MA, and Southern California.
Amplify 2020 is a summer residency in the beautiful Berkshires of Western, MA that takes Amplify (Your Town) to the next level! Amplify 2020 is a deeply immersive experience in which selected youth musicians live and work together in a campus setting. During their 2+ weeks together, participants train with professional musicians and producers to learn, rehearse, record, and perform a set of 10 JAMMS songs in multiple concerts. To better understand the process of JAMMS participants, Amplify 2020 musicians will write their own song in their own JAMMS program. Also included in the summer residency are workshops and master classes with industry professionals, cultural and recreational field trips, and much more. The annual Amplify summer residency is our only tuition-based program.