Welcome 2024!

As we welcome an exciting and inspiring 2024, we would like to celebrate the year that was 2023!

AMS turned 35 and welcomed Hannah Fenlon as a new team member and Fellows to our family. We are also excited to announce that two additional team members will join us in January. LaSaundra Booth, Ed.D, a music educator and orchestra conductor, who was a Lynette A. Turner Pathways to Consulting Fellow, will be based in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. In addition to being a part of project consulting teams, LaSaundra will have oversight responsibility for the Fellowship program upon Lynette’s well-deserved retirement in February. Lesly Ceballos will join AMS from the American Film Institute where she has been the Alumni Affairs Coordinator for the past three years. Lesly is a graduate of the Carnegie Mellon Master of Arts Management program.

We broke new ground with the first Immersive Immersive convening in Denver where we brought performing arts leaders together with immersive creators for a first-of-its-kind gathering to explore and expand this new frontier of live experiences.

Building on the incredible success of the first Immersive Immersive, we are pleased to share that AMS Director Jon Faris will lead an expansion of our consulting services specifically focused on immersive entertainment and performing arts centers. Drawing on his long experience as a producer and business leader at Category 41, Jon and our AMS colleagues will support clients in the areas of immersive strategy, operating and partnership models, and audience and market knowledge. Please reach out to learn more.

As we turn the page on another year, we invite you to see how we are thinking about the future of the sector in our latest publication, The Long Runway: A Reset. We’d love to hear about your experience in this time of the Great Reset. Please drop us a line!

For those of you who have been clients and collaborators – we thank you!
Your energy, enthusiasm and partnership has motivated us to always do more. For those we have yet to work with, we look forward to supporting your goals in 2024 and beyond.

The AMS Team

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