Amy Luskey-Barth

General Manager, Long Beach Camerata Singers
Director, Camerata Kids Musical Theatre Summer Camp

Amy holds a Masters in Pastoral Counseling from Trinity College of Graduate Studies and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drama from USC. A veteran, award-winning theatre director, teacher and coach whose career spans over thirty-five years in educational theatre, Amy founded Tri-School Theatre for Servite, Connelly, and Rosary High Schools and served as Producing Artistic Director for fifteen years. Amy recently retired as Artistic Director of Talon Theatre at Santa Margarita Catholic High School before joining Long Beach Camerata Singers as General Manager. As a theatre director, Amy’s productions garnered multiple M.A.C.Y. and CAPPIES awards over the years including Best Musical seven times.

She sponsored two Thespian Troupes and took students to the California State Thespian Festival, the International Thespian Festival and the California Youth in Theatre Day in Sacramento. Amy toured with students through the International School Theatre Association ISTA festivals in Terezin outside of Prague in the  Czech Republic, Atlanta, Georgia at the Center for Civil and Human Rights and to New York at the 911 Memorial and Museum where students devised original works based on social justice issues.

Amy is director of Project Speak UP! an original play and nation-wide suicide prevention program through her non-profit, Theatre on Purpose.

Amy served as the California State Advocate for the Arts for the Educational Theatre Association and as a member of the California State Board of the International Thespian Society. She was the recipient of the University of Notre Dame Great Teacher Award and was named one of the top twenty-five teachers in Orange County by Parenting OC Magazine.

Passionate about nurturing new works, Amy developed the Playworks Program for emerging young playwrights for the California State Thespians. She has taught memoir writing for the North Orange County Community College District Continuing Education Program and Cuesta College Community Programs.  She has directed dozens of autobiographical musical cabaret acts.

Amy has mentored and coached students for acceptance to some of the premier college theatre programs and conservatories around the country. Her students have attended NYU, University of Michigan, Northwestern, University of Southern California, UCLA, DePaul, Chapman, Marymount Manhattan, UCI, The Atlantic Theatre Company, Pace University, Boston Conservatory, Boston University and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Amy lives in Long Beach with her husband of 42 years, Steve Barth and is thrilled to bring musical theatre training to students through the Camerata Kids Musical Theatre Camp.

Andria Cabrera is a professionally trained soprano and music educator in Orange County and the greater Long Beach area. As a longtime advocate and enthusiast for the preservation of Jazz music as an original American art form, Andria has trained with world-class Jazz vocalists and musicians, globally.

Beginning her academic career at The School for Music Vocations where she obtained an Associate of Applied Arts in Professional Music, Andria was a member of Downbeat Award winning ensembles VoicesIowa and First Take. These ensembles took her globally where she trained in Sweden with a cappella experts The Real Group and was a featured soloist at the first inaugural Real A Cappella Festival in Sweden, and locally where she performed at the International Association of Jazz Educators, as well as numerous Midwestern region ACDA festivals.

Furthering her education, Andria attended the Conservatory of Music at University of the Pacific, where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts with an emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy and completed published academic research in The Brubeck Archives. It was during this time at university, when Andria spent time as an assistant teacher for grades K-2, that her passion for childhood education really took way.

In her approach to teaching early childhood music education, Andria draws inspiration from her past experiences of being a full-time nanny and her many years of being a camp counselor for Playhouse Merced’s Summer Theater Camp. With a versatile background starting with dance as a child, musical theatre throughout her teen years, and Jazz and A Capella singing throughout academia, Andria recognizes all music, be it Baroque, Jazz, Show-tunes, or Nursery Rhymes, as valid forms of art. She strives to make that art accessible and relevant to people of all ages.

Along with being the Director of the Camerata Kinder Konzert Theatre Troupe, Andria is the program director of the Camerata Children’s Music Academy and is a soprano with the Long Beach Camerata Singers and Pacific Chorale. In her spare time, Andria enjoys baking, playing video games, and taking her Chihuahua on epic hikes and camping trips.

Musical Director


Emma is thrilled to come home to Long Beach to share her love of musical theatre with young artists!

Emma is a proud graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts New Studio on Broadway, where she earned a BFA with High Honors in drama and a minor in producing.

As a company member at the Irish Repertory Theatre, one of New York’s finest Off Broadway theatres, Emma was most recently seen performing in A Child’s Christmas in WalesThe Butcher Boy (Female Understudy & Associate Choreographer), and The Streets of New York (Female Understudy & Associate Choreographer). Other recent performance credits include: Funny Face the musical (Dir. Michael Mayer), The Office a Musical Parody (Angela and others), and Broadway’s Rising Stars.

In addition to her experience as an actress, Emma has previously worked in the literary department at The Atlantic Theater Company, in casting at Ulrich/Dawson/Kritzer, as a teaching assistant at Idyllwild Arts Academy, as a choreographer for the German International School of Washington, D.C., and as a substitute dance teacher at NYU Tisch.