- Alexander Hamilton High School Academy of Music
name = Hamilton High School Academy of Music
established = 1987
type = Music Magnet School
locale = Alexander Hamilton High School
grades = A-F System
head_name = Director
head = David Way
students = 926
athletics = Hamilton High School Yankees
website = [http://www.hamiltonhighschool.net/apps/departments/show_department.jsp?userGroupREC_ID=21977&rn=4608 Music Academy Home Page]
Alexander Hamilton High School Academy of Music is a
magnet schoolon the Westside of Los Angeles, California, USA. The Music Academy gained national attention in June 2002 when the Disney Channelpremiered the reality TV show " Totally in Tune" which chronicled members of the Academy's Symphony Orchestra as they struggled to cope with the demands of being a student, a musician, and a teenager in and out of the concert hall.
What makes the Academy of Music unique from other high schools is that it offers a large array of classes and programs in music and other performing arts. Hamilton Academy of Music students take traditional high school classes, but are also enrolled in classes in the Academy's elective departments. The Musical Theater Department is amazing, these students are highly talented. The Drama Department is just as good, they are known for putting on plays that test the waters. Just last Fall, the students put on "Angels in America". The Dance Department is one of the best, there are two shows a year where the dancers get to showcase all what they have learned. You'll find that the alumni from Hamilton High School are a quite impressive group. Including:
Lizzy Caplan, actress best known for her role as Janis Ian in 2004's " Mean Girls"
Mike Elizondo, bassist and producer
Emile Hirsch, actor
*Houston, R&B singer
Abe Laboriel Jr., drummer
Darris Love, actor
Omarion, R&B singer
Ozomatlimembers Justin 'El Niño' Porée, Wil-Dog Abers& Asdru Sierra
*the initial members of the pop-rock band
Kyla Pratt, actress
Robert Ri'chard, actor
Will Rothhaar, actor, " Listen Up"
Fiona Apple, singer-songwriter
* Destiny Lopez, editor
Shia LaBeouf, actor
Nikki Reed, actress
Paula Patton, actress
Carmit Bachar, dancer/singer in the Pussycat Dolls
Sarah Brown, actress on General Hospitaland the VR Troopers
The beautiful auditorium is dedicated to the alumni
Norman J. Pattizbecause of his generous donations.
* [http://www.hamiltonhighschool.net/apps/departments/show_department.jsp?userGroupREC_ID=21977&rn=4608 Music Academy Site]
* [http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5AVEVD9afxM C Jazz Band clip]
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