Amy is a conductor, composer, accompanist and instrumental teacher based in Beverley, East Yorkshire. She teaches the piano, flute and singing to pupils of all ages and abilities. Amy is currently the accompanist for Hull Bach Choir, conductor of the UK Christadelphian Choir, and a regular guest conductor for Beverley Community Choir. Her compositions have been performed by choirs and ensembles all over the world, from Stuttgart to Sydney. Many of her sacred songs are featured in the two Worship books, produced by the Christadelphian Arts Trust in Australia.
Amy was born in Beverley, East Yorkshire, where she played the flute in the East Riding Youth Orchestra and sang with the East Riding County Choir. At school, under the guidance of Pat Mitchell and Louise Turner, she developed a passion and flair for composition. Her final A-Level project piece, Agnus Dei, inspired by Morten Lauridsen's Lux Aeterna, was performed by local musicians and members of the Melsa Consort in St Mary's Church, Beverley, as part of Beverley High School's summer concert.
In December 2013, Amy returned to St Mary's to rehearse, record and perform her Christmas carol, Christ Is Born, with the Melsa Consort under David Wigley.
In 2007 Amy commenced her undergraduate studies at Cardiff University, where she focussed her studies on musical theory, harmony, counterpoint and composition, the latter under Arlene Sierra and John Cooney. During this time, her piece for wind quintet was workshopped by the Galliard Ensemble and her choral piece, Music, was workshopped by Cor Cyfoes, a contemporary music group based in Cardiff.
Following her graduation, Amy returned to her roots in the East Riding, where she gives private flute, piano, singing and theory lessons. When she is not teaching, Amy works as a freelance composer, accompanist and conductor, specialising in choral music.
As both transcriptionist and composer, Amy has worked with the Christadelphian Arts Trust to help create the Worship Book, a collection of original compositions for use by congregations and soloists. A list of her compositions can be found here.
Amy is the musical director of the UK Christadelphian Choir and is frequently requested to lead choirs and choral workshops at church conferences and events, where she enthuses singers with her boundless energy and passion for making music come alive. She has completed a number of training courses and masterclasses with the Association of British Choral Directors (ABCD), most recently their Advanced Choral Leadership Course under Julian Wilkins of the CBSO.