The AMP Ensemble is comprised of the most up and coming talented musicians Portland has to offer.
Josh (Kirch) Hertel
Kirch began playing drums and percussion at the age of 10 in South Dakota. He had gained experience on the vibraphone, marimba, and playing drum set in his school jazz band by the time he turned 14. Entering high school he played in drum line for 2 years, competing in statewide and national competitions. Meanwhile he had also begun forming his own bands. After moving to Oregon in 2007, he has participated in many musical projects such as The Doc Brown Experiment. He enjoys playing percussion and accordion in The AMP Ensemble.
Jason has lived in Portland since 2008. Attracted by the cities thriving music and art scene, he immediately started performing his own compositions with many talented musicians. Jason enjoys the interplay between live music and dance in a live performance setting. As an eternal student, he will forever be learning about music through its many styles and always trying to find new exciting ways for the listener to experience them.
Carmen moved to Portland from her hometown of Missoula, Montana in 2008 for cello performance and music education. She currently studies under Hamilton Cheifetz at Portland State University, performing with ensembles such as the PSU symphony, Heirlooms string quartet, AMP theater, and more! In addition to performing or teaching music, she enjoys gardening, cooking, biking, camping, sailing, skiing/snowboarding, dancing, traveling, languages, diy, and drinking coffee.