The Azalee Marshall Cultural Activities Center is accepting registration for the Academy of Arts, Music, Performance and Dance summer camp for ages 7 and up. Camp AAMP’D will run July 8-12 with a final performance at 7 p.m. Friday, July 12.
This camp is brought to the CAC by AAMPD, a nonprofit organization. All aspiring musicians of all skill levels are welcome. Camp runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Registration is $65 and includes breakfast, lunch, a snack, backpack, t-shirt and all supplies.
This will be the fifth annual summer Camp AAMP’D which will be instructed by a team led by Jamelle “Zamar” Houston. Instructors include Justin Arrington, Jacob Lusk, Patrick Gamble and more. Kids will learn about show biz and will get hands-on experience performing on a stage in front of an audience at the conclusion of the camp. This camp has several talented musicians as its instructors.
Jamelle “Zamar” Houston is a Temple native. He was recognized by Jazz musician, Wynton Marsalis, as an outstanding musician. Houston toured internationally with pop singer Conrad Sewell and has performed on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” “Good Morning America,” “The Audience Network,” and NBC’s “This is Us.” Houston currently lives in Los Angeles as a music director, live keyboardist, studio musician and touring musician.
Justin Arrington is a Los Angeles-based recording artist and contemporary dancer. He was recently featured on a project entitled “Sun Goes Down” with producers “Lost Capitol Music” and “Baiun.” The song has reached more than half a million streams on Spotify. Arrington is no stranger to the stage and is teaming up with AAMPD for the third time to work with the dancers.
Another Temple native is Patrick Gamble, and Austin-based hip hop artist. Gamble recently released his sophomore project entitled “Whatever it Takes” on all digital platforms. He has performed on many great stages, such as SXSW, one of America’s largest music festivals. He will be returning home to teach the Hip Hop 101 class at Camp AAMP’D.
Jacob Lusk is poised to be one of the music industry’s next great talents. His humble beginnings took him from the choir loft of his hometown church to winning over the hearts of many television viewers. Lusk finished in fifth place on Season 10 of “American Idol.” His rendition of “God Bless the Child” was considered by judges to be “the best ever” on the show. Lusk continues to be featured in numerous stage plays across the country alongside some of America’s greatest actors and performers. He will be teaching Voice 101 at camp this year.
The CAC, located at 3011 N. Third St. in Temple, offers many classes throughout the year.
For more information or to register, visit www.cacarts.org, or call 254-774-9926.