Classes

MVM Studios Classes – Spring 2019

Programs are April 15th through June 3rd*

*Pre-AMP classes will have a make-up session on June 10th

Spring Showcase on June 7th at 6:30pm @ MVM Studios

Registration
  • Classes take place at MVM Studios @ Sunnyside Community House: 3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214.
  • Registration for Spring Classes is open!
  • MVM follows Portland Public Schools’ inclement weather delays and closures policy. If PPS closes schools district-wide, MVM will cancel programs as well.
  • All MVM classes focus on personal development and musical skills, culminating in the recording and performing of songs written during the term. Students must be willing to collaborate with a diverse group of participants with varying degrees of musical experience – attitude is everything!

SCHOLARSHIPS

With our Play It Forward scholarship program, MVM will not turn any youth away for financial reasons.
To inquire about Play It Forward scholarships, please email monica@myvoicemusic.org.

Pre-AMP I

Pre-AMP I is a weekly mentorship program for students ages 11-14. An audition is required unless you are a previous student of Pre-AMP I.

Audition requirements: perform a song (an original or cover) and be prepared to jam with our staff.

Dates: Mondays, April 15-June 10 **No class on May 27th (Memorial Day)** 
Time: 4:30-6:00pm
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $200

Register

 

AMP

In AMP (Artist Mentorship Program), participants meet weekly with other students age 14 – 17 to collaborate, write, record, and further explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording and writing accompaniment parts for a new song written by a fellow student, and collaborative jam sessions. AMP students will also receive up to 4 hours of one-on-one recording time at MVM Studios for each quarter of instruction.

Students interested in AMP must complete an interview and audition with instructors in order to enroll in the class. Please email luke@myvoicemusic.org for more information.

Dates: Tuesdays, April 16-June 4
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $240

 

HIP-HOP LAB 

A hands-on class where youth have the opportunity to learn how to make beats, write and record, and freestyle. Students will work alongside local musicians in order to achieve their artist and musical goals.

Dates: Fridays, April 19-June 7
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $240

Register

Pre-AMP II

Pre-AMP II is a weekly mentorship program for students ages 9-14 with, or without, previous musical experience. Each week participants collaborate, write, record, and further explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording, songwriting, and collaborative jam sessions. This program is a precursor to AMP (Artist-in-Mentorship).

*Class will be split into two groups: 9-11 year olds and 12-14 year olds*

Dates: Mondays, April 15-June 10 **No class on May 27th (Memorial Day)** 
Time: 6:30-8:00pm
Ages: 9-14
Cost: $200

Register

 

TRANSITIONS PROGRAM

This program is for young adults ages 18-24 to further explore their artistic development. Participants meet weekly to collaborate, write, record, and explore musical concepts with peers and professional working musicians. Weekly sessions often include rehearsals for upcoming performances, recording, songwriting, and jam sessions. Work on your album on your own, or collaborate with other students and staff! The Transitions Program is what you make it.

Dates: Wednesdays, April 17-June 5
Time: 4:30-6:30pm
Ages: 18-24
Cost: $240

Register

 

RECORDING SESSIONS

Take advantage of MVM’s studio and the expertise of our staff to record your songs in a professional creative space! Includes engineer.

When: By appointment & request
Cost: $250 per day / $40 per hour. Scholarships and sliding scale payments available as needed.

Email luke@myvoicemusic.org to make an appointment or click here to pay for time.