All students at GAMP participate in choir. This develops their musicianship and teaches them how to work together in an ensemble. The human voice is the primary instrument. The students study a variety of choral repertoire, ranging from Classical, Jazz,  Pop, and Broadway music, among many other styles.

Students in grades 9 through 12 can also audition for the Concert Choir. This select group works on collegiate-level repertoire and performs at different venues around the metropolitan area.  Students in Concert Choir also participate in the annual All-City Music Festival held at the Kimmel Center in March.

The Concert Choir’s selection process is based upon vocal ability and dependability. We strive to teach students the importance of the quest for excellence, discipline, and commitment.

Choral activities are directed by Mrs. Christina Blankenship (Music Director), Mr. Cameron Stringham, Mr. Manny Carrera, and Mr. Mac Holcomb.

The GAMP Instrumental Music Department consists of several instrumental ensembles. The department’s emphasis is in developing the individuality of its students’ talents. The ethnicity of the student body and staff allow for creativity in varied musical styles from Jazz, Swing, to the Classics.  Students who play an instrument receive group lessons once a week from one of the GAMP faculty.  Middle school and high school students also have the opportunity to audition for the annual All-City Music Festival.

We offer various ensembles from beginners to the more advanced. Middle School students can participate in String Orchestra, Advanced Strings, Concert Band, Wind Ensemble, and Swing Band.  High School students may participate in Orchestra, String Quartet, Concert Band, Marching Band, Color Guard, Jazz Band, and Brass Quintet. The Marching Band and Color Guard performs annually at the Columbus Day Parade, and other recent performances of note include our String Quartet at the Museum of Art (Nexus Foundation), a Side by Side performance with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Swing Band at the Rittenhouse Square (Flower Show), and the Jazz Band (Combo) at the Warwick Hotel.

In keeping with the GAMP philosophy our life learned lessons include a sense of commitment, diversity and enhancement of aptitude as well as discipline. We continue to strive toward the state of unity and continuity.

Instrumental activities are directed by Mr. Mac Holcomb, Mr. Vincent Rutland, and Mr. Kaveh Saidi; and assisted by itinerant teachers Ms. Aileen Rimando-Jackson (Violin/Viola), Mr. Eric Jones (Cello/Bass), Mr. Darren Lynch (Brass), Mr. Wally Bechtold (Woodwinds), and Mr. Nick Costa (Percussion).