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 is the Director of Training for the Association of British Choral Directors, an organisation that sits at the forefront of choral conductor training in the UK. She tutors 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. This Easter she will be the Course Director for the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain Girls’ Course, and is a regular Musicianship Tutor for all their courses. Amy will teach on The Organ Scholar Experience course (TOSE) in Oxford this summer, sharing the art of choral leadership with organists. She will also be a clinician on the 38th International Choral Conducting Summer School for the Association of Irish Choirs at the University of Limerick this year.
Amy successfully 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 Trinity/Open University, Glyndebourne Education, Sing for Pleasure, Youth Music and Music of Life.
Amy is in great demand as a choral clinician, mentor and teacher, and is currently Musical Director for Dorking Camerata, Holmbury Choral Society and Nota Bene.