Words of Gratitude

From The Founder

I would like to thank my Creator and Ancestors for giving me the strength to fulfill my vision. Without them, I’m nothing.  I am humbled by this opportunity to serve the world of music in South Carolina. 

To my family- You’re the wind beneath my wings. Our challenges have strengthened my motivation to succeed in life. Because of you, I have a foundation established!  

To the E-Board- I appreciate the countless hours of planning and preparation. Now, we’re going to watch our harvest grow. 

To the Board of Directors- Thank you for your faith in the vision of AMMEA. Your expertise will help us navigate the rocky roads that lead to success! I am honored to have you on my side as I try to influence the field of music and music education in South Carolina. 

To the Founding Members- My words of appreciation go to Adrian Wright, Pamela Burgess, Rod Williams, Shonte Darby, Herman Marsh, Jennifer Ryder, Joel Johnson, Erika Jennings, Michael L. Clark, Charlton Singleton, Tyrone McCollum, and Ernest Stackhouse. You believed in my vision and stuck with me since August 2018. I am honored to have people of your value in my corner. I love you very much and I thank you!

-Joann Gates