Abreu Fellows Program, The Atlanta Music Project, Inc
Student, Executive Director
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Born in Ottawa, Canada, Dantes is of Haitian and Cameroonian descent. He attended McGill University for a Bachelor’s in Music in Bassoon Performance, studying with Stéphane Lévesque and Mathieu Harel of the Montreal Symphony Orchestra. He graduated McGill in 2005, receiving the award for “Outstanding Performance in Bassoon”. He then attended Yale University School of Music for a Master’s in Music in Bassoon Performance, studying with Frank Morelli and graduating in 2007. Dantes then went on to the Performance Residency Program at Carnegie Mellon University, studying with Nancy Goeres of the Pittsburgh Symphony. Festivals he has attended include Orford Arts Center, Banff Festival and Aspen Music Festival. He has performed with the Charleston Symphony, Wallingford Symphony and Aspen Chamber Symphony. He was a finalist for African-American Fellowships with both the Detroit Symphony and Pittsburgh Symphony. His teaching credits include the El Sistema Nucleo Acarigua-Araure in Venezuela, Yale School of Music Outreach program and Carnegie Mellon University Basketball Camp. In September 2009 he volunteered for the Leading Note Foundation, an El Sistema-inspired music education program in Ottawa. Following the Abreu Fellows Program, Dantes will join The Atlanta Music Project, an El Sistema-inspired program.
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Looking forward to seeing you in Baltimore. I love working with Dan. He's on a mission. Maybe take a gander at some misc. bloggings I've done over the years. Some apply to ORCHkids. Some to Music Ed. in general. Some may be harsh. http://rizzrazz.vox.com/