Leadership Team


  • Dantes Rameau

    Co-Founder & Executive Director

    Bassoon Teaching Artist

    Sistema Fellows Program ’10

    Born in Ottawa, Canada, bassoonist Dantes Rameau is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Music Project. Founded in 2010, the Atlanta Music Project provides intense music education to underserved youth right in their neighborhood. As Executive Director of the Atlanta Music Project, Dantes has raised over one million dollars for the organization and has grown programming to 120 students, 15 teaching artists and three sites…Read More

    • Aisha Bowden

      Co-Founder and Director of AMPlify,

      the Choral Program of the Atlanta Music Project

      Sistema Fellows Program ’12

      Aisha Bowden is the Co-Founder and Director of AMPlify, the Choral Program of the Atlanta Music Project. In this role, she overseas all AMPlify operations and directs the AMPlify Choir. In addition she holds strategic and administrative responsibilities for the AMP. Aisha completed the Sistema Fellows program in 2012, a prestigious, post-graduate fellowship of New England Conservatory that trains gifted musicians and educators to lead El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States…Read More


    • Lindsay Aleshire

      Marketing & Operations Manager

      Lindsay Aleshire is a graduate of the University of Georgia, where she earned a degree in music (with a concentration in oboe) and a degree in public relations. She has been playing and performing music since she was six years old. Lindsay has performed on the oboe and saxophone in ensembles spanning a wide range of musical genres including classical orchestra, opera, wind band, jazz, salsa, musical theater and chamber music. She has performed in prestigious venues around the United States and internationally…Read More

      • Caroline King

        Site Coordinator,

        AMPlify at Kindezi School West Lake Site

        Caroline King was born and raised in and around Atlanta, GA, where she started playing the flute at age 10. As a student at Woodward Academy, she won the John Philip Sousa award, which honors the top student in a high school band and recognizes superior musicianship and outstanding dedication. She also participated in All-State and District bands, the WA Big Band and Jazz Combo on the saxophone, various music festivals, and performance exchanges in London and China…Read More


      • Chris Thibdeau

        Conductor and Artistic Manager of Orchestras

        Christopher Thibdeau has a diverse background as both a cellist and a conductor. Recently appointed the Conductor & Artistic Manager of Orchestras for the Atlanta Music Project, Christopher has previously served as the Associate Conductor of the Brighton Symphony Orchestra, Cover Conductor of the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra and Cover Conductor of the Firelands Symphony Orchestra…Read More

        • Averil Taylor

          Lead Wind Teaching Artist &

          AMP Academy Coordinator

          Averil Taylor holds a Bachelors degree in music (trumpet) from Clark Atlanta University and a Masters in music (jazz studies) from Georgia State University. He has had the opportunity to study trumpet with Mr. John Head, principal trumpeter for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for over thirty years. Averil’s experience with the Clark Atlanta University Jazz Orchestra under the direction of Professor James H. Patterson gave him the chance to interact and perform with many jazz legends…Read More

          • TBD

            Artistic Manager of Choirs, Ivy Preparatory Academy Kirkwood Site