Children's Theater

A FLEA IN HER EAR

In The Heights

SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

In The Heights

ANYTHING GOES

THE WIZ

Performer of the Year: 2016

MARIACHI

DRUMLINE

GALA 2017

In The Heights

Once Upon a Mattress

In the Heights

The WiZ

TARTUFFE

ALMOST MAINE

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

THE WIZ

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

JAZZ

MARCHING BAND

Jazz A at the Hollywood Bowl

THE WIZ

ALMOST MAINE

A Flea In Her Ear

PIANO RECITAL

YOU CAN'T TAKE AIT WITH YOU

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH PHARRELL

A Flea In Her Ear

INHERIT THE WIND

CHAMBER SINGERS WITH COMMON

Performer of the Year:  2016

In The Heights

SYMPHONY AT UNIVERSAL STUDIOS

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee

In The Heights

GALA 2017

GALA 2017

JAZZ

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Beauty and the Beast

THE SPELLING BEE

In The Heights

CHORUS LINE

In The Heights

In The Heights

THE WIZ

Winner:  2017 Spotlight Award

               2017 Young Arts Award

THE SPELLING BEE

GALA 2017

39 STEPS

MARCHING BAND

In The Heights

WIND ENSEMBLE

ALMOST MAINE

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCAS

 Flea In Her Ear

CHAMBER CHOIR WITH CARLY SIMON

Jazz

DANCE TEAM

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

TARTUFFE

THE WIZ

A FLEA IN HER EAR

THE WIZ

DRUMLINE

MARIACHI

PIANO RECITAL

MUSICAL THEATER SHOWCASE

GALA 2017

Performer of the Year:  2016

THE WIZ

THE WIZ

39 Steps

TARTUFFE

Jazz

39 STEPS

A Flea In Her Ear

GALA 2017

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SUPERINTENDENT'S ANNUAL MEETING

John Clayton Master Class

A Flea In Her Ear

GALA 2017

MUSIC TECHNOLOGY

SYMPHONY 

A Flea in her Ear

ALMOST MAINE

ALMOST MAINE

ONCE UPON A MATTRESS

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

Anything Goes

ACADEMY CAFE

SYMPHONY

MARIACHI

Performer of the Year

CHAMBER CHOIR AT SAN FRANCISCO HERITAGE FESTIVAL

GALA 2017

Dance Team

Sound Studio

Poets at the Actor's Gang

JAZZ

MARCHING BAND

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU

Hairspray

ACADEMY STUDENTS SPEAKING AT PREMIER OF HE NAMED ME MALALA

Almost Maine

DANCE TEAM

THE WIZ

Peter Pan

DANCE

Holiday Concert

INHERIT THE WIND

JAZZ

THE WIZ

Chamber Choir

You Can't Take it With You

TARTUFFE

THE SPELLING BEE

THE WIZ

TARTUFFE

John Clayton Master Class

Performer of the Year:  2016

Pep Band

JAZZ

TARTUFFE

POETS AT THE ACTORS GANG

 Flea In Her Ear

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!
 
 
 
 

Headlines

Fall Drama: Laramie Project, previews Oct. 12 at 7:00pm.

October 1998: A young man, named Matthew Shepard was kidnapped, severely beaten, tied to a buck fence in Laramie, Wyoming, and left to die.
Five weeks later, playwright Moises Kaufman and members of the Tectonic Theater company spend a year in Laramie interviewing the townspeople. Laramie Project is their story.
Today, nearly 20 years later, The Laramie Project is one of the most produced plays in the country.
Join us for this important story and help us fill every seat.

Get that More than a Meal Application in today.

It's not just about the food. It's so much more. You get a tremendously reduced rate on AP Tests, and all other test and some college admissions fees. More Than a Meal helps us keep our two Academy Counselors and the college counselors. Apply for the meal, and benefit from so much more.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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Calendar

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
Rent
Date: 11/2/2017, 7 PM
Location: Black Box Theatre
Rent
Date: 11/3/2017, 8 PM
Location: Black Box Theatre
Rent
Date: 11/4/2017, 2 PM
Location: Black Box Theatre
Rent
Date: 11/4/2017, 8 PM
Location: Black Box 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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