Project Amplify for K-12 Music Education

Inclusive Resources for K-12 Education

About Project Amplify

Project Amplify provides transformational programming that nurtures creativity, honors students’ backgrounds, and provides tools and resources to support K-12 education at no cost to schools or music educators.

Two new initiatives at MacPhail, the Global Music Initiative (GMI) and the Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA) program, provide essential resources for artists from diverse cultural backgrounds along with new and innovative teaching tools to support Project Amplify efforts.

Bring Project Amplify into your classroom: schedule an artist-in-residence, meet with an EMRA faculty to learn more about teaching electronic music, access our library of resources, and visit us at the Minnesota Music Educators Association Mid-Winter Conference.

Global Music Initiative (GMI)

GMI Artists in Residence

The Global Music Initiative (GMI) Artists in Residence Program offers multiple yearlong residencies at MacPhail Center for Music to foster cultural change in our communities through passion and creativity in music. Many of this year’s GMI artists in residence are focusing their efforts on Minnesota K-12 schools.

Students in Osseo School District's Hmong Language Program/MacPhail Songwriting Partnership

Electronic Music Recording Arts

MacPhail’s EMRA program teaches various skills, concepts, and techniques associated with contemporary music-making and traditional styles. Along with individual lessons on piano, voice, guitar, and drums, EMRA specializes in instruction in multitrack recording, electronic music production, mixing and mastering, beat making, DJing, film scoring, sound design, Hip Hop production, and electroacoustic composition. By giving voice to the stories and music of their imagination, EMRA students experience music-making as a vehicle for holistic growth and development. 

Need help teaching electronic music? Our Electronic Music Recording Arts (EMRA) faculty is available for no-cost visits and coaching.

Resources for Music Educators

Noteworthy Instruction Program

Student playing trumpet in front of a computer screen doing online instruction

The Noteworthy Instruction Program was started in the 2023-2024 school year for schools with high needs and limited budgets. In its first year we reached over 400 Twin Cities metro area students with sectional coaching, individual lessons, group classes and music production courses. The average cost for programming was $3750 and was provided at no cost to partner schools.

NEW for the 2024-2025 school year is an expansion of the Noteworthy Instruction Program for online virtual support for schools that are more than an hour away from MacPhail Minneapolis and whose districts are smaller than 1,000 students.

2023-2024 Noteworthy Instruction Recipients

Project Amplify at MacPhail. Since 2021 6726 Kindergarten through twelfth grade students served, 1120 music educators engaged, 61 plus schools received Project Amplify programming.

Get in Touch!

For questions about Project Amplify or MacPhail School Partnerships contact Ben Bussey at [email protected].

Project Amplify Sponsors

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