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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

April 16, 2017

MAMM SLAM

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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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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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Playing for Maine

October 8, 2012

Be In Love – Playing for Change – Playing for Maine

Recently in the Portland area the Maine Academy of Modern Music (MAMM) decided to create their own Playing for Change video. They partnered with a number of local filmmakers, musicians, and students to make their own video in the style of the Playing For Change “Songs Around The World” series. They selected the song by Portland musician Dominic Lavoie, “Be In Love”.

MAMM also made a commitment to raising awareness and the value of music education in the lives of young people by providing a series of local concerts in various locations in Portland.

I was surprised and very happy to see a former student of mine singing in the video, Sara Richardson.

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