Music for all!
Kirkland Academy of Music and Performance is a 501(c)3 nonprofit providing music education and performance experiences to artists and audiences of all ages and abilities in Kirkland WA and neighboring communities.
KAMP’s mission is to connect and build community through music and performance.
Our vision is equal access to the advantageous effects of music and art for all.
At KAMP we CARE- our values are to
Act with Integrity,
Remove Barriers, and
Collaborate Kindly: We ensure a safe environment to share ideas and foster professional relationships.
We are respectful, friendly, and helpful.
Act with Integrity: We are accountable for our actions and strive to be community role models.
We are truthful, trustworthy, and dependable.
Remove Barriers: We recognize institutional oppression and provide music and arts access to all communities.
We are advocates, activists, and allies.
Empower Individuality: We encourage students and team members to be their true selves.
We are authentic, creative, and passionate.
KAMP cultivates an inclusive environment rooted in the celebration of diversity, creativity, and freedom of expression.
We believe music is for everyone!
KAMP recognizes that we are living and working on ancestral land of the Coast Salish peoples, the Duwamish, Muckleshoot, Puyallup, Skykomish, Snoqualmie, Snohomish, Suquamish and Tulalip tribes and other tribes of the Puget Sound Salish people. We honor the First People and are particularly grateful for their continuous contributions to the music, art, and culture of the Pacific Northwest.
At KAMP we are proud to embrace the healing nature of music on the mind, body, and soul. We are currently striving to find more ways to build bridges between mental health services and access to music performance and education. We believe that the skills we learn through music and performance, such as resiliency and self-regulation, are life skills which serve an advantageous purpose.
Music and arts allow us to feel whole, act kinder, and be better versions of ourselves.