AMP! Student Org Holds Their Annual Java Jam at Starbucks

The AMP! Student Organization presented their annual Java Jam event Wednesday, November 15th, at the Student Center's newly renovated Starbucks. 

Last year’s event took place at Biggby Coffee, but with the new Starbucks in the Student Center, the event was able to take place closer to home. 

Students were able to kick back and enjoy music and free coffee provided by EMU Dining Services. 

The event hosted a diverse array of student acts including a ukulele performance, Hip Hop beat-making, live guitar performances, acapella singing, and much more. 

The EMU acapella group Emerald Harmony did a phenomenal cover of Jason Derulo’s “Whatcha Say”. 

Blues style singer, Tabs, sang Amy Winehouse’s “Rehab”. 

The AMP! Student Org aims to “connect EMU student artists with audiences, venues, and opportunities, and empower them to take their creative practices and move them into careers.” 

Events like the Java Jam allow students to get experience performing in front of audiences and gain exposure as artists and musicians. According to their website they were founded in 1996 and since then have been dedicated to “having fun and serving others”. 

They will be hosting several other events on campus soon, including their AMP! Membership meeting, in King Hall, where students can sign up to join, as well as their Handmade for the Holidays event happening Wednesday, December 6th at the Student Center. 

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