Academy of Musical Performance


The Academy of Musical Performance is a contemporary music education program whose goal is to enrich the lives of young musicians living in the Coachella Valley by fostering productivity and social responsibility through creativity, communication and collaboration in the development and enhancement of musical performance and concert production skills through participation in a "rock band" style educational setting. AMP is known for its outstanding summer program, AMP Summer Camp, featuring the Valley's top musicians teaching, in small rock band format, Coachella Valley's young musicians in their performance and concert production skills through rehearsals, workshops, individual instruction, and live performances. Due to high demand, AMP added an after-school program in 2016, AMP Jams, to continue the rock band education and experience throughout the school year. AMP was created in 2015 by a committee of volunteers involved with Coachella Valley Community Trust, with seed funding by a grant from Goldenvoice. You will see many additional sponsors to our program below. In addition, the AMP Committee is dedicated to the fundraising process. President & CEO: Kate Spates Music Director: Will Sturgeon Performance Director: Humberto Vela Outreach Chair: Camille Arujo Secretary: Cherise Sonderman Boards Chairperson: Roman Whittaker

Additional Information

Contact Name Kate Spates, President - (760) 537-5267 -


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