AMP (Alternative Music Project)

The AMP (Alternative Music Project) is program under the ZACC whose mission is to provide all-ages music education, shows, and experiences. Please help us in thanking the supporters of AMP. Questions? Contact the AMP Director Lukas Phelan at amp@zootownarts.org. The ZACC is invested in making art accessible to all. For individuals who need assistance with the costs for enrolling in classes we offer scholarships. Be familiar with our cancellation policies. Have a listen to some songs written and recorded at AMP camps:

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 10:00am

 In this camp, students will build self-esteem together through music exploration and instruction. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction, form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on June 15th at the Top Hat Lounge. They will have the opportunity to learn song-writing, guitar, bass, drums, vocals, and keyboards while having musical freedom to create their own songs. The final show at The Top Hat will be an incredible display of their collective work.

Monday, June 25, 2018 - 10:00am

SORRY- THIS CAMP IS FULL. Please call the ZACC at 549-7555 to get on the waitlist.

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 10:00am

 Another AMP band camp in which kids build confidence through musical exploration, this time with a country music twist. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in acoustic guitar, slide guitar, banjo, harmonica, keys, bass & drums. They will form a band, write an original country/folk song, and perform on July 13th at Western Cider. Campers will also put together country music outfits, screen print bandanas, and see intimate performances from local Americana musicians.

Monday, July 16, 2018 - 9:00am

 Sorry this camp is FULL! Please consider signing up for one of our other super fun and creative camps!

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 10:00am

Drop the beat and rhyme!  In this camp, students will learn about Hip-Hop history and culture, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on July 27th.

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 10:00am

Sorry. This camp is full. Please call the ZACC to get on the waiting list. 549-7555.

In this camp, girls will build self-esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday on August 10th at the Top Hat Lounge. 

Monday, August 20, 2018 - 10:00am

In this camp, boys will build self esteem through music exploration. Regardless of musical experience, campers will receive instrument instruction in drums, bass, guitar, keyboards, and vocals. They will form a band, write an original song, and perform at Family Friendly Friday at the Top Hat Lounge on August 24th. Boys will also learn about music history, attend song-writing clinics, talk about stage presence, create flyers for their upcoming show, design a band logo and screen T-shirts, and more.