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.
At the Royal Academy of Music, Amy leads the Licentiate Diploma Course (Choral Conducting, Teaching) and the undergraduate Aural Skills Choir. She is a founder of the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition, where she will also be a judge, which will take place at the Academy this October. Amy is a founder of Wavelength: Celebrating Women in Choral Leadership, an organisation established to serve women in all levels and genres of choral leadership. Amy has taught choral conducting for The University of Cambridge, the Association of Irish Choirs and The Sherborne International Summer Schools, The Royal College of Organists, the Military Wives' Choral Association, the ISM and the Halle Youth Choir. She has successfully established her own Choral Conducting Masterclass Series, which has taken place in Surrey, Durham and at the Jerwood Space, London. Amy has worked closely with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as Course Director, Musicianship Tutor and Guest Tutor.
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 the Derry International Choral Festival, Choir of the Year (Truro), 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 Holmbury Choral Society, Nota Bene, First Dance Singers and Sir William Perkins's School Chamber Choir. She is Associate Conductor of the newly formed Vaughan Williams Singers.