year-long mentorship in Kansas City




What is the AM Fellowship?

Students embark on a transformative year-long musical journey with our AM Fellowship, where passion meets expertise. The AM Fellowship goes beyond the Rebel Song Academy—it’s an immersive exploration into the art and business of music creation.

  • Dive into the intricacies of songwriting, production, and recording, refining your craft alongside professional mentors — Including our 12-week Rebel Song Academy! 
  • Gain exclusive access to our state-of-the-art recording studio, The LAB, for creating an original, professionally mixed, and mastered song for release. 
  • Enjoy performance opportunities in and around the Kansas City area through RSA Live! 
  • Upon successfully completing the fellowship, receive a cash honorarium as a token of recognition for your dedication and achievements.

Class is held every Wednesday from 6-8pm beginning in early 2025. Dates TBD.

at AMHQ: 300 Gladstone Blvd. Ste. 102 Kansas City, MO 64124


                                                                            (applying does not guarantee a spot in the Fellowship)


The Rebel Song Academy: A 12-Week Music Camp with an Innovative Approach

The Rebel Song Academy is at the heart of our programing at Art as Mentorship. This youth music camp in Kansas City helps young artists explore their full potential through creativity and mentorship opportunities—fostering their inherent sense of exploration and achievement.

About The Rebel Song Academy

The Academy is led by Art as Mentorship staff supported by a network of Grammy Award-winning professionals in the music industry who mentor the young artists.

Our curriculums guide participants through the entire artistic process, building life and career skills as we collaborate through music writing, recording, producing, and promoting—all consistent with modern industry practices. It’s our vision that these skills will project the next generation forward on their personal path to write their own success story.

Born from a collaboration of more than 30 leads from various fields, our curriculum is based in mental health principles, fostering a sense of self-worth, creativity, and accomplishment. By selecting students from diverse and wide-ranging backgrounds, we are fostering new ideas and representation into the next generation of artists in our community.

“The youth who participated not only learned about how to write a song – they also learned about themselves, gained confidence in their abilities and had an opportunity to connect with others in the group in a new and powerful way. Rebel Song Academy is a game-changer for offering a chance for us to all hear the important voices of youth in our community.”

~ Sarah Fizell, Executive Director, ArtsConnect – Topeka, Kansas

During the Rebel Song Academy, our students create songs from the initial brainstorm to recording in our studio. Here are a few of our favorite ORIGINAL tracks by our students!

Darianna R. – Cinnamon (Mujer Canela)

Olivia M. – Hardest Goodbye


We C.A.R.E. Deeply

From the initial creative spark, to sharing their art with the world, young artists need a village of mentors and peers to help them find individual success. Art as Mentorship has designed The C.A.R.E. Method to deconstruct the entire creative process in music to include:

  • Creation – Harness the fundamental creative spark.
  • Alchemy – Find the right elements to make magic.
  • Release – Design an intentional plan to share your creation.
  • Experiment – Enter the life-long journey of building authentic audiences.


The C.A.R.E. Method is at the heart of all we do as an organization to empower young people, through music, to write their own success story.

Make Your Mark Through a Donation.

It is through the support of the community that makes it possible for us to deliver the best possible curriculum to our students. Your contribution will have a lasting impact on the lives of those we are mentoring. We thank you for your support of the next generation of creative artists.