Aisha is a social entrepreneur, dedicated to empowering underserved youth by using music as a tool for social change. Aisha is the Co-Founder and Director of AMPlify, the choral music program of the Atlanta Music Project (AMP). She holds a Bachelor of Music Education from Howard University and is an alumna of the prestigious Sistema Fellows Program. A collaboration between New England Conservatory and TED, the Fellowship trains gifted musicians and educators to lead El Sistema-inspired programs in the United States.
Long before launching a career in the nonprofit sector, Aisha was already successfully transforming lives through music as a public school music educator. Aisha served as an award-winning public school music educator, conductor and accompanist for over a decade within the DC Public School system and Cobb County school system, located outside of Atlanta, GA. She also joined the Atlanta Music Project Team as a Choral Teaching Artist during its pilot year. That experience with AMP influenced her decision to enroll in the 2011-2012 Sistema Fellows Program and subsequently create the first Sistema-inspired choral program in Georgia.
Through her work as a co-director of the Atlanta Music Project, Aisha builds youth orchestras and choirs in Atlanta’ underserved communities. Founded in 2010, AMP currently serves close to 200 students in four sites in Atlanta’s inner-city. The young artists of AMP have performed in Atlanta’s finest venues, to include the Woodruff Arts Center, Spivey Hall and The Rialto Center.
Aisha’s work has been featured in publications of Chorus America and the National Association of Music Educators.
- Our Next Great Big Idea: The AMP Summer Series
- When Opportunity Comes Knocking…
- AMPlify Choirs 2014-2015 Year-in-Review Video
- Watching the beauty unfold (VIDEO)
- Morehouse Men In Training!
- “In the Music”
- Beyond Beyond! A week at Westminster Conducting Institute!
- Atlanta Bar Association Hosts AMP Fundraiser
- AMPlify wows at the Georgia Aquarium!
- AMPlify artists lift their voices for social change!