Classes

MVM Studios Classes – Summer 2019

Programs are July 8th through August 28th

Scroll to the bottom of the page for Fall 2019 dates

Registration
  • Classes take place at MVM Studios @ Sunnyside Community House: 3520 SE Yamhill St, Portland, OR 97214.
  • Registration for Summer 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!
  • Check out the FAQ at the bottom of the page for more info.

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 SUMMER 2019

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.

Pre-AMP II is a weekly mentorship program for students ages 11-14 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.

Dates: Mondays, July 8-August 26
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Ages: 11-14
Cost: $200

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AMP SUMMER 2019

In AMP (Artist Mentorship Program), participants meet weekly with other high school-aged students age 14 – 18 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, July 9-August 27
Time: 6:00-8:00pm
Ages: 14-18
Cost: $240

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TRANSITIONS SUMMER 2019

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, July 10-August 28
Time: 5:00-7:00pm
Ages: 18-24
Cost: $240

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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.

FALL CLASSES

Fall Classes will take place from October 14th and continue for eight weeks until December 9th, with classes off the week of November 25th. We’ll be offering Pre-AMPs on Mondays, Open Studio and AMP on Tuesdays, Transitions on Wednesdays, Open Studio on Thursdays, and Hip-Hop Lab on Fridays. Check out our registration page and start planning now!

Classes FAQ

Classes at MVM Studios 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!
MVM Studios classes take place on a quarterly basis. Each term consists of eight classes, one per week, in spring, summer, fall and winter.
Classes operate out of MVM Studios in the Sunnyside Community House, located at 3520 SE Yamhill Street in Portland.
Youth ages 9-24, no musical experience required. Age breakdown for each class as follows: Pre-AMP II Jr. (9-11), Pre-AMP II (12-14), Pre-AMP I (11-14), AMP (14-18), Transitions (18-24), Hip-Hop Lab (14-18).
Classes are led by an experienced and diverse group of teaching artists who are active in the local music scene.
90 minute classes like Pre-AMPs I, II and II Jr. are $200 per term. 2-hour classes like AMP, Transitions and Hip-Hop Lab are $240 per term. 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.