AAMS was formed in 1993 and incorporated in January 1996. We run the AAMS International Summer Music Institute, Interntional Music competition, and Bethesda Summer Music Festival. We are dedicated to the promotion of young artists in opera, musical theater, and chamber music. We have been performing within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and International Stages through the International Summer Music Institute. AAMS has performing members, regular members, an executive committee and a board of directors representing diverse community members. AAMS supports APAHC, FAPAC and NAPAW functions, to promote cultural diversity by blending eastern and western styles, and creating opportunities for musicians from all corners of the world. In previous years, AAMS produced the world premiere of the Contemporary Opera Lan-Ying, an Art Songs Festival, and the Chamber Music Festival at the Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center. Since 2004 AAMS presented 15 performances at the Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center. AAMS also performs at Embassie’s Information & Culture Centers as well as at NASA, HUD, CIA, FBI, FDA, NIH, and GSA. We promote opera and musical theater through the Bethesda Summer Music Festival, in Bethesda, MD and the International Summer Music Institute in Korea, Italy, Luxemburg, Sweden, and Finland. We hold our annual Piano, String, Woodwind, and Voice Competition on the 4th weekend of October.
We will be presenting Young Artists Concert on Sunday, February 9th at 4 pm, REACH, Kennedy Center.