Dantes Rameau

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer

Dantes Rameau is Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Atlanta Music Project since 2010. With a mission to empower underserved youth to realize their possibilities through music, AMP provides intensive, tuition-free music education to underserved youth right in their neighborhood. AMP also provides its students and alumni with college and career support and scholarships.

As CEO of AMP, Dantes has grown programming to 350 students, 50 teaching artists, 10 employees and multiple program sites. AMP’s youth orchestras and choirs perform over 40 concerts each year at venues across metropolitan Atlanta, from community centers to Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Dantes has developed key partnerships for AMP including with the City of Atlanta Department of Parks and Recreation, Clayton State University, and Atlanta Public Schools. In 2019 Dantes led a major capital campaign leading to the establishment of AMP’s endowment and new headquarters space, the AMP Center for Performance & Education.

Dantes holds a Bachelor of Music in Bassoon Performance from McGill University and a Master of Music in Bassoon Performance from the Yale University School of Music. He also completed a Performance Certificate at Carnegie Mellon University. He is a graduate of the Sistema Fellows Program at the New England Conservatory, where he studied non-profit management and music education. he is a member of the 2012 class of LEAD Atlanta, a leadership development program for Atlanta’s outstanding young professionals, and the 2015 class of the Atlanta Regional Commission’s Regional Leadership Institute. He is currently a three-year fellow at the DeVos Institute’s Global Arts Management Fellowship.

Dantes performs regularly alongside the faculty of the Atlanta Music Project. He was recently soloist with the Orchestre Symphonique des Jeunes de l’Ontario Francais  in Ottawa, Canada. He has performed with the Aspen Chamber Symphony, Charleston Symphony and Wallingford Symphony, and has also performed at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

A unique and compelling voice for social change through the arts, in 2010 Dantes was one of 25 groundbreaking creatives to be awarded $25,000 from AOL Artists’ 25For25 grant program. He was selected to Ebony Magazine’s 2013 Power 100, a list of the nation’s most influential African-Americans. He is also the recipient of the McGill University Alumni Association’s 2014 James G. Wright award, presented to young alumni who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to service and made a difference in the community.

Dantes is married to Katori Rameau, an attorney. They have two young boys, Greyson and Xavier.

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