Co-Founder & Executive Director, Atlanta Music Project

Atlanta, Georgia


Born in Ottawa, Canada, bassoonist Dantes Rameau is Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Atlanta Music Project. In this position, Dantes has raised over one million dollars for the organization and has grown the program to serve 120 students. Annually. The Atlanta Music Project’s youth orchestras and choirs perform over 25 concerts each year. 

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 has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the Woodruff Arts Center. Dantes has performed 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 Atlanta Music Project. 

In 2010 Dantes was 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.

Dantes has spoken at conferences and symposiums, including TEDxPeachtree, Digital Atlanta, Arts Leaders of Metro Atlanta and the Yale School of Music Symposium on Music Education.


Photo: Lauren Thomas