AMA:  Arts Management Associates

Celebrating its 17th season as a full-service booking agency, AMA’s mission is to provide exemplary service to both our presenting clients as well as to the diverse roster of talent that we represent. We highly value these relationships and strive to operate with integrity, superior communication and meticulous attention to detail. Eric and Joy were married in February of 2012, have relocated to Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico effective July 2015 and between them, have 5 children (mostly grown), 4 dogs, a bird and beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean in their backyard!

UPDATE: As of July 1st, 2018, We are moving! After 3 years in beautiful Baja, we have decided it's time to move back to the states. We will be in Wilmington, North Carolina for the indefinite future.  Looking forward to being back on the East Coast!


Joy Amada


Joy originally and proudly hails from North Carolina and comes to AMA with an extensive background in the world of theatre having worked as a Box Office Manager, Marketing Director and Presenter over the span of 13 years. Joy is happily on board as both partner and Vice President of Operations here at Arts Management Associates and takes care of all the marketing, contracts administration and accounting. Since Eric's recent employment with CAMI Music,  Joy now has the additional responsibilities of booking and producing for AMA.

Eric Amada,


Originally hailing from Center City, Philadelphia, Eric was raised in a family of professional classical musicians.  He served as a Vice President/Artist Representative for Columbia Artists Management, Inc. (1988-2002) and worked for The Florida Orchestra (1986-1988) prior to founding AMA in 2003.