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Girls Rock

February 5, 2018

Yard Sail reuniting to perform 

The Maine Academy of Modern Music is pleased to announce that Yard Sail, the school’s very first all-girl rock band, will be reuniting for one night only to appear at the 2018 GIRLS ROCK! show at Port City Music Hall on Saturday, March 3rd.

Yard Sail, winners of the 2017 MAMM SLAM, have been on hiatus since their bassist Skyler Cummings and keyboardist Esme Howland left Maine last Fall to attend Smith College in Northampton, Massachusetts.  The group last performed locally at theirSee Ya Later! EP release party in August.

ABOUT GIRLS ROCK:

Each March as part of Women’s History Month, MAMM hosts its annual GIRLS ROCK! concert. The event is a celebration of girls’ involvement in music and will showcase the talents of MAMM’s students who will be performing a combination of solo and full band sets.

In addition to the concert, MAMM also hosts a Girls Rock! camp each summer. Young female rockers get to spend a week building their skills, networking with other like-minded girls, and learning tricks of the trade from various women from Maine’s thriving local music scene.

Tickets to GIRLS ROCK! cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door and limited preferred seating tickets are available for $20. The doors open at 4pm and the music begins at 4:30pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: MAMM will be hosting a FREE afternoon matinee event prior to the Girls Rock! show which will feature the school’s new MAMMOTH programs, including the MAMMOTH Brass Band, MAMMOTH Rock Chorus, and MAMMOTH Strings.

The matinee, which begins at 1pm, will include performances by the MAMM’s after school MAMMOTH programs as well as the MAMMOTH programs held in collaboration with a number of the school’s partner organizations such as Portland Public Schools and Scarborough Strings. Each group will be performing their own pieces and will all join each other onstage for one epic performance!

MAMM’s Girls Rock! is made possible with the generous support of 98.9 WCLZ, Maine Life Real Estate Co, Coffee By DesignMaine Magazine, and Port City Music Hall.

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Girls Rock

December 17, 2017

Tickets on sale

The Maine Academy of Modern Music’s annual Girls Rock! show returns to Port City Music Hall on Saturday, March 3.

Each March as part of Women’s History Month, MAMM hosts its annual Girls Rock! concert. The event is a celebration of girls’ involvement in music and will showcase the talents of MAMM’s students who will be performing a combination of solo and full band sets.

In addition to the concert, MAMM also hosts a Girls Rock! camp each summer.  Young female rockers get to spend a week building their skills, networking with other like-minded girls, and learning tricks of the trade from various women from Maine’s thriving local music scene.

Tickets to Girls Rock! cost $12 in advance and $15 at the door and limited preferred seating tickets are available for $20.  The doors open at 4pm and the music begins at 4:30pm.

NEW THIS YEAR: MAMM will be hosting a FREE afternoon matinee event prior to the Girls Rock! show which will feature the school’s new MAMMOTH programs, including the MAMMOTH Brass Band, MAMMOTH Rock Chorus, and MAMMOTH Strings.

The matinee, which begins at 1pm, will include performances by the MAMM’s after school MAMMOTH programs as well as the MAMMOTH programs held in collaboration with a number of the school’s partner organizations such as Portland Public Schools and Scarborough Strings.  Each group will be performing their own pieces and will all join each other onstage for one epic performance!

MAMM’s Girls Rock! is made possible with the generous support of 98.9 WCLZ, Maine Magazine, and Port City Music Hall.

PURCHASE TICKETS!

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Maine Academy of Modern Music

October 7, 2017

Chords for Kids

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MAMMs Summer Concerts

June 26, 2017

The Kids are Alright

This summer is going to be rocking!  The Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) is excited to announce that its popular The Kids Are Alright (TKAA) family friendly, local music series will take place every Friday in July, 10:30 – 11:30 am at the Deering Oaks Park bandstand.  The events are FREE and open to the public!

The series is presented by MAMM in partnership with Friends of Deering Oaks and the Portland Public Library with sponsorship from Aura, Maine Life Real Estate Co, and Maine Red Claws.

TKAA aims to present a wide variety of genres and styles of local music with accessible programming to the community.  For the past year, the series has been running for free at the Portland Public Library with big turnouts and has hosted some of Portland’s favorite local acts, like Samuel James and Maine Marimba Ensemble.  The Friends of Deering Oaks provided the opportunity to move the series outside for the summer.

In addition to live performances by some of the area’s top talent, each event will feature an opportunity for the audience to ask questions and learn what it’s like to be a musician in Maine.

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Each featured act will be followed by Maine Academy of Modern Music student ensembles.

“We’ve seen that The Kids Are Alright really serves a need for quality, diverse music programming for families and young children in the area by the response to these concerts” says Emilia Dahlin, host and coordinator of the series (and mother of a toddler).

The Kids Are Alright aims to encourage children’s involvement in the musical arts.

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MAMM Camp

April 7, 2017

Maine Academy of Modern Music

Why wait until summer to rock out at camp?  The Maine Academy of Modern Music is proud to announce it will be hosting a Rock Camp in Portland over the April school vacation week.

The camp will run Monday to Friday from 9 am – 3:30 pm and will be held at MAMM’s building located at 125 Presumpscot Street in Portland.  The camp is open to students ages 11 and up and space is limited. Register by CLICKING HERE.

In addition, MAMM is offering a camp in Waterville. CLICK HERE for registration information.

 

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MAMM SLAM

March 11, 2017

Maine’s High School Rock Off

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Playing for Maine

October 6, 2016

Playing for Change

While on location filming spots for their Playing for Change inspired video “Understand” the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM), with a grant from the Maine Arts Commission, filmed a number of stand alone videos showcasing their partnering artists’ own music. Below is one of those videos, House of Hope, Sorcha Cribben-Merrill.

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