Dantes’ Blog

May 03, 2015

Lois Reitzes Interview with Atlanta Music Project

For the second time in five years I was honored to be interviewed by Lois Reitzes, the host of City Lights on Atlanta’s local NPR station, WABE 90. 1. I was thrilled to be joined on the interview by Professor … Continue reading

February 08, 2015

I Am Blacknificent

Yesterday I had the wonderful opportunity to celebrate Black History Month with the Atlanta Music Project String Orchestra. For the second year in a row, AMP was invited to perform at the Atlanta History Center located in Buckhead. Last year … Continue reading

August 27, 2014

A Week of Corporate Social Responsibility

This week has been a terrific week for corporate support of the Atlanta Music Project. I think the buzz word for this stuff these days is Corporate Social Responsibility. Whatever the term, it feels great that AMP is becoming intertwined … Continue reading

April 29, 2014

Opening The Kinsey Collection

On April 5, 2014 the Atlanta Music Project South Bend Wind Ensemble had the honor of performing for the opening day of The Kinsey Collection at the Atlanta History Center (where a scene from the Hunger Games was shot!). Our … Continue reading

March 14, 2014

Honored by my Alma Mater

I’m happy to announce that I will be returning to McGill University, my alma mater, in May to accept the James G. Wright Award! Awarded by the McGill Alumni Association, the James G. Wright award “honours young McGill graduates who … Continue reading

December 16, 2013

AMP Strings play Tchaikovsky!

From AMP’s recent holiday concert, the AMP Gilbert House String Orchestra performs an arrangement of the Finale from Tchaikvosky’s String Serenade, conducted by yours truly. Click here to support one of these fabulous young artists through our 2013-2014 Sponsor-A-Musician campaign. Thankfully, Dantes

December 05, 2013

Student-Teaching Artist Corner

AMP Student-Teaching Artist Corner Makeda Freer, Trombone Student Age: 12 Joined AMP: 2010 Instrument: viola for two years, now trombone since September 2013 Why the trombone: Unique instrument, easy to hold because I’m tall! Making a sound came easy to me. How it’s been … Continue reading

October 01, 2013

The Importance of the Journey

A graduate school colleague once explained to me how she cherished every step of the journey to a concert even more than the concert itself. She enjoyed the process of slowly but steadily learning the notes. Her curiosity was peaked … Continue reading