BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

John Clayton Master Class

Jazz

ANYTHING GOES

In The Heights

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SAN FRANCISCO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

John Clayton Master Class

Peter Pan

Once Upon a Mattress

Beauty and the Beast

Performer of the Year:  2016

In the Heights

ALMOST MAINE

INHERIT THE WIND

TARTUFFE

TARTUFFE

GALA 2017

DANCE

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE

GALA 2017

SYMPHONY

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNUAL MEETING

TARTUFFE

In The Heights

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Chamber Choir

TARTUFFE

A Flea in her Ear

SYMPHONY 

JAZZ

Pep Band

In The Heights

THE WIZ

GALA 2017

THE WIZ

ALMOST MAINE

YOU CAN'T TAKE AIT WITH YOU

TARTUFFE

 Flea In Her Ear

Winner:  2017 Spotlight Award

               2017 Young Arts Award

In The Heights

ACADEMY CAFE

A Flea In Her Ear

SYMPHONY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Hairspray

Jazz A at the Hollywood Bowl

In The Heights

A Flea In Her Ear

MARIACHI

MARCHING BAND

THE SPELLING BEE

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Anything Goes

In The Heights

GALA 2017

A FLEA IN HER EAR

GALA 2017

Performer of the Year:  2016

CHORUS LINE

THE WIZ

THE WIZ

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

POETS AT THE ACTORS GANG

THE WIZ

The WiZ

DRUMLINE

Almost Maine

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

JAZZ

Performer of the Year

INHERIT THE WIND

Sound Studio

PIANO RECITAL

THE WIZ

MARCHING BAND

THE WIZ

39 STEPS

A FLEA IN HER EAR

THE WIZ

ALMOST MAINE

CHAMBER CHOIR WITH CARLY SIMON

 Flea In Her Ear

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH COMMON

Children's Theater

THE WIZ

In The Heights

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCAS

DANCE TEAM

JAZZ

You Can't Take it With You

PIANO RECITAL

THE SPELLING BEE

Performer of the Year: 2016

Holiday Concert

In The Heights

A Flea In Her Ear

JAZZ

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH PHARRELL

THE WIZ

ACADEMY STUDENTS SPEAKING AT PREMIER OF HE NAMED ME MALALA

ALMOST MAINE

39 STEPS

In The Heights

THE WIZ

MARIACHI

A Flea In Her Ear

GALA 2017

DRUMLINE

Dance Team

GALA 2017

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

MARIACHI

Jazz

Performer of the Year:  2016

THE SPELLING BEE

39 Steps

MARCHING BAND

JAZZ

ALMOST MAINE

DANCE TEAM

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

WIND ENSEMBLE

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

TARTUFFE

GALA 2017

Poets at the Actor's Gang

Featuring

 The Academy of Music and Performing Arts Magnet

is proud to announce that we are in our 30th year of operation!

 And now just a few of our notable alumni:
 
Kamasi Washington:   Emmy award winning jazz musician
Lizzy Caplan:  Freaks and Geeks, Mean Girls, Master of Sex and many more.
Reeve Carney: Spiderman:  Turn off Thee Dark (Broadway) Penny Dreadful
Emile Hirsch:   Lords of Dogtown, Into the Wild,  and many more.
Will Rothaar:    Killing Kennedy, and many TV and stage roles
Kaitlin Doubleday: Empire, Catch me if You Can and more.
Joesph Wiggins: Cirque du Soliel
Matt Howard :Principal chair, Percussion, LA Phil       
Matt Shulman: Lighting Programmer:  Cirque du Soliel
Coby Chasman-Beck Assistant LIghting Designer: She Loves Me (Broadway)
MIke Elizondo:  Musician, Producer, collaborations with Dr. Dre and Eminen,
 mulltiple producing credits.
Abe Laroriel Jr. :Jazz Musician, producer.
Manny Marroquin,: 8 time Grammy winning producer
Melodye Perr : Singer, composer, Jumping the Broom,
Zane Carney: Actor, Musician, composer,   Dave's World, Big City,
Katie Thiroux : Musician, composer, vocalist:  Katie Thiroux Quartet
Jared Schoenig:  Tony Winning Broadway Drummer, Grammy nominated, co-leaderof Wee Trio
Jackie Cruz:  Orange is the New Black.
Geoffrey Galper:  Lighting designer, Wu Tang
 
Stay tuned for more!
 
 
 
 

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Chamber Singers to Perform at the Staples Center.

The Chamber Singers, under the direction of Ms. Wendy Walsh will be opening the Sparks game with the Star Spangled Banner on Tuesday, Sept. 12. at 7:00 pm. Come see our lovely singers and watch some exciting basketball.

SPOTLIGHT AWARDS. Win scholarships and master classes.

The Music Center is sponsoring their 30th Annual Spotlight Awards competition. Last year Jazz A Senior, William Brandt was a finalist.
The categories are: Ballet, Non-classical dance, Acting, Classical Instrumental, Non-classical and classical Voice. Apply at musiccenter.org/spotlight by October. 16.

SAVE THE DATE!

We have performance for every genre, every style and every month.
Coming soon: Laramie Project starts Oct. 12.
Halloween Concert, November 26, and Rent, starts Nov. 2. Stay tuned to these pages for more information.

MAGNET TOURS TO BEGIN

Tours for the 2018-2019 school year begin Oct. 4 and run every Wednesday through November 8. 8:am -10:am. No reservations necessary. Come hear about our incredible Performing Arts Magnet.

WELCOME BACK!

We look forward to another productive year at AMPA (The Academy of Music and Performing Arts) Welcome to all the new 9th graders and their families. The first day of school is August 15. The day starts at 7:56 and ends that day at 3:04. Period 7 begins on Wednesday, August 16.
If you didn't have an opportunity to audition, please stop into the Academy office, room 110 for assistance.

Great alumni news!

Yes you can have a career in the arts. In fact, did you know that one out of six people in LA are employed in the entertainment industry and we are doing our best to help them succeed. Here are a few highlights.
Colin Woodford: 2006: Percussion composer, His ensemble "Chord Four" won 1st place in the Conad International Jazz Contest in Umbria, Italy.
John Snow: 2011, Bass, John's ensemble "Sammy Miller and the Congregation" were featured artists at the Imbria Jazz Festival,, Antibes Jazz Fest (France), and the San Javier Jazz Festival (Spain).
Anthony Lucca, 2011, piano, conducting, was the music director for the World premier of the show" Jaque Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris" with LA's Odyssey Theatre Ensemble.
Recent graduate: Kameron Cary: 2017, trumpet was awarded a Bronze Medal in the National NAACP-ACT-SO competition in Baltimore.
We are proud of our alumni!

9th grade AMPA summer reading list:

Below is the 9th grade summer reading list
Beginning Readers:

Just Listen Sarah Dessan
You Don’t Know About Me David Klass
Fat Boy vs The Cheerleaders by Geoff Herbach
Drama by Raina Telgemeier


Intermediate Readers:

Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
Dark Dude by Oscar HijuelosEleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell
King Dork by Frank Portman

Advanced Readers:
Black Swan Green by David Mitchell
Life in Motion: An Unlikely Ballerina by Misty Copeland
Snow Flower and the Secret Fan by Lisa See
Lord of the Flies by William Golding

*Several of these texts involve adult themes and experiences. Please review the book before getting it for your student and ensure that you are okay with the subject matter.

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Calendar

Piano Recital
Date: 10/5/2017, 7 PM
Location: A-2
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/12/2017, 7 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/13/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/14/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/20/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/21/2017, 2 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
The Laramie Project
Date: 10/21/2017, 8 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre
Halloween Concert
Date: 10/26/2017, 7 PM
Location: Norman Pattiz Theatre

Norm Pattiz Concert Hall

The 600-seat Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall at Hamilton High School was renovated and subsequently dedicated in February 1989. Mr. Pattiz is the Founder of Westwood One and is currently CEO of Courtside Entertainment Group. He graduated from Hamilton High School in 1960. Every year over 60 concerts including drama, dance & musical theater productions are performed in the Norman J. Pattiz Concert Hall.

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