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Welcome to 30 Amp Circuit
Mission Statement

30Amp is a non-profit organization formed in 2018 as a Pennsylvania 501c3 dedicated to the health, wellness, and professional needs of musicians and artists of all mediums.

Vision Statement

Global in nature, local by practice, our vision includes supporting Philadelphia-based musicians and artists, serving the overall cultural and artistic well-being of the city, and empowering the next generation of local talent.

Directors

Founder

Andy Hurwitz

A graduate of Tufts University and the Washington College of Law. Andy’s passion for music and art has guided him on a unique path that led him through years as an entertainment attorney, in-house counsel for an independent record label (Knitting Factory), A&R Director for a major label (Columbia Jazz) and ultimately the formation of his own label ropeadope which was a joint-venture with Atlantic Records.  With the advent of Napster and file-sharing Hurwitz saw the writing on the wall,  and sold his label to Industry vet Danny Goldberg and his Artemis label before moving back to Philadelphia to start again.  He began teaching at Temple where he started their first school record label “Bell Tower Records” and then moved to Drexel where he was the Director of student run Mad Dragon Records

In 2015 Hurwitz created and launched the University of the Arts signature program Music, Business, Entrepreneurship and Technology (MBET) where he was the Department Chair for one year before being recruited to work for the band Snarky Puppy - Hurwitz’s last signing at ropeadope.  He started GroundUP records, the GroundUP Music Festival and merchandise company amongst many other things for the band as they went on to win 3 Grammys (still counting) before his contract expired. 

Today Andy runs the non-profit he founded 30amp.org and consulting for Live Nation Affiliate Dome Space Live.  He is also the author of 10 children’s books (Baby Loves Jazz) and speaks nationally to promote youth entrepreneurship. 

Executive Director

Keith Scriven

Scriven landed along the shores of a burgeoning Old City Philadelphia circa 1993 as a Master Jeweler and collector of fine art. As a founding member of the Old City Arts Association and key man in building the neighborhoods’ First Friday initiative, it was Scriven’s own Gallery - KMS Dizyenrs that earned his place in Philadelphia Art History. 
 
Keith's history in the Philadelphia Arts scene included deep roots with his mentor Oscar Robinson, the first Black jeweler on Jewelers Row, who offered Scriven an apprenticeship which evolved into a partnership, and also introduced him to one of Philly’s most celebrated Black fine artists, Columbus Knox, who Scriven would go on to manage and help bring his Art to the world. 
 
Today, Scriven operates his flagship boutique on the Main Line where he sells his latest creations - handmade leather bags and showcases his collection of Philadelphia Icons - Black Masters of Fine Art Series as well (as always) as making the most beautiful Jewelry in the land.

Scriven joined 30Amp as a consultant and helped us develop a relationship with the Philadelphia School District in creating an award winning black art history curriculum.  He also helped us integrate into the community through his role at the Zion Baptist Church and Leon Sullivan Charitable Trust who helped us produce free community events in North Philadelphia.    
 Keith was recently named as 30Amp's new Executive Director leading our Business Development, Community Partnerships, and Fine Arts Initiatives. 

Artistic Director

Kimberly Landle

Kimberly D. Landle (Corbett) a NJ native, began her training at the age of 2 under the direction of Angela Pawlak. She traveled to study under the direction of The Kirov Academy of Ballet, ABT and SAB until graduating high school in 2006. She attended The University of the Arts where she worked with choreographers from Philadelphia to Kenya. Majoring in Ballet Performance, she performed works by Roni Koresh, Brian Sanders, Twyla Tharp, MOMIX, and NDT. Upon graduating the university in 2010 with honors, Kimberly danced for DanceSpora under the direction of Heidi Cruz-Austin. She worked with the company as a soloist and as rehearsal director until 2016. Landle continued to freelance and work with various choreographers and companies in Philadelphia, New York, and the DC area. 

In June of 2016 The Klassic Contemporary Ballet Company was founded by Landle; the company premiered in November 2016. By the following summer KCBC held their 1st summer intensive for serious pre-professional dancers. The program was geared to helping students learn in-depth about the professional side of dancing, leading towards the creation of KCBCII. In 2019 KCBC|a was created, an apprentice program formed to help ease the transition from college student to professional. Summer of 2020 KCBC was asked to perform at Jacob’s Pillow but due to Covid were unable to.  KCBC will be opening it’s own doors on a new dance space in Philadelphia in 2022. 

Landle has also been teaching since the age of 18, sharing her knowledge and growth with children of all ages in NY, NJ, and PA. She has been guest choreographing and guest teaching in colleges in PA and NJ. Landle founded a studio in 2018 alongside Pamela Boyer, Pennsylvania Academy of Dance Arts. 

In 2018 her love of photography and dance led her to found Müvment Photography alongside Brandon Wyche. 

Landle’s commitment to arts community of Philadelphia has aligned her to become the artistic director of a non-profit 30Amp Circuit.  30Amp was formed in 2018 dedicated to the health, wellness, and professional needs of musicians and artists of all mediums.