Bassoonist Dantes Rameau is cofounder and executive director of the Atlanta Music Project. Founded in 2010, AMP provides intensive, tuition-free music education to underserved youth right in their neighborhood. Dantes has secured more than $5 million for the organization and has grown programming to 350 students, 50 teaching artists, 10 employees and five program sites.
AMP’s youth orchestras and choirs perform more than 40 concerts each year at venues such as the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall and Atlanta City Hall. Dantes has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Woodruff Arts Center, and with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Wallingford Symphony. A passionate teacher, his teaching credits include El Sistema in Venezuela, the Yale School of Music’s Music in Schools program and AMP.