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, sits on its advisory council, and was the Artistic Director of its annual convention in 2016.
Amy is a co-founder of the newly established London International Choral Conducting Competition (for emerging conductors aged 18-32), whose inaugural event took place at the Royal Academy of Music, London, in 2018. She also recently established Wavelength, an organisation created to celebrate, educate, nurture and support women in choral leadership.
Amy co-leads the Licentiate Diploma Course (for MA in Choral Conducting students) and directs the Undergraduate Aural Skills Choir at The Royal Academy of Music, London. She recently held a five-year tenure as Choral Director for the Royal College of Music Junior Department Choirs and has worked with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain as Course Director, Guest Artist and Musicianship Tutor.
Amy has shared the art of choral leadership for the Sherborne International Summer School, the Association of Irish Choirs International Summer School, Queens’ College Cambridge, The Hallé Youth Choir and The Royal College of Organists. She has also established her own national Choral Conducting Masterclass Series. 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 had choral works published by Shawnee Press (USA) and Banks Music Publications (UK). She has had the pleasure of adjudicating for the inaugural London International Choral Conducting Competition, Derry International Choral Festival, Choir of the Year, Music for Youth National Festival and the Cheltenham Music Festival among many others. As an experienced teacher trainer/animateur, she has worked for Youth Music, Trinity/Open University, Glyndebourne Education, Sing for Pleasure and Music of Life.
Amy established Young Move-icians in 2017, a musicianship class designed to bring the joy and craft of music making to children through the teaching principles of Kodaly and Dalcroze. She is in great demand as a choral clinician, mentor and teacher, and is currently Musical Director for Holmbury Choral Society, Nota Bene (Stevens and Bolton Office Choir), Sir William Perkins’s School Chamber Choir, First Dance Singers and a Choral Consultant for the Vaughan Williams Singers.