Amy is a passionate advocate for choral singing and choral conductor training. She is sought-after for her dynamic and engaging teaching style, and her wealth of choral pedagogical experience.
Graduating with First Class Honours and a Master’s Degree in Piano Performance (UK), Amy went on to be awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts, specialising in Choral Conducting, from Texas Tech University (USA). She became Director of Training for the Association of British Choral Directors in January this year, is a regular tutor on their extended courses and was the Artistic Director of its annual convention in Winchester, in 2016.
Until recently, Amy was Choral Director for the Royal College of Music Junior Department Choirs, and currently leads the Licentiate Diploma Course (Choral Conducting, Teaching) at The Royal Academy of Music. She was Course Director for the National Youth Choir of Great Britain Girls’ Course this Spring, and is a regular NYC Musicianship Tutor. This summer, Amy will teach on The Organ Scholar Experience course (TOSE) in Oxford, sharing the art of choral leadership with organists, and will also be a clinician on the 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School for the Association of Irish Choirs at the University of Limerick.
Amy recently established her own Choral Conducting Masterclass Series, which has taken place in Surrey, Durham and at the Jerwood Space, London. She has worked on BBC2’s The Choir: Sing While You Work and led choral direction training days for the Military Wives’ Choirs’ Foundation.
Amy has performed in award-winning choirs and has had choral works published by Shawnee Press (USA) and Banks Music Publications (UK). She has had the pleasure of adjudicating for Choir of the Year, Music for Youth National Festival (Birmingham Symphony Hall) and the Cheltenham Music Festival among many others. As a teacher trainer/animateur, she has worked for Youth Music, Trinity/Open University, Glyndebourne Education, Sing for Pleasure and Music of Life.