News and Announcements

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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