A native of Menominee, Michigan, Amy Sterling is a freelance musician and educator. Her affectionate regard for young musicians, coupled with concern for the serious business of their training, fuels her exploration for technical knowledge and professional and educational experience.
Her degrees include a B.A. in music education from the University of Florida and a M.M. in woodwind performance and pedagogy from Ohio University. Further study has included Suzuki Flute Institute at the University of Wisconsin and Arts Management series from the University of Delaware. She owes a debt of gratitude to the influence of too many fine musicians and teachers to list.
She concretizes frequently on the peninsula as adjudicator, clinician, orchestra and band member, chamber musician and soloist. Currently the bassoonist and Trio d'Anches, and oboist with the Papillon Woodwind Quintet, she has held principal chairs and enjoyed long associations with the Mid Atlantic Symphony, Dover Symphony, the Dover Chamber Players, the Delaware and Southern Delaware Choral Societies, the Talbot Chamber Orchestra, the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra, the Easton Choral Arts Society, the Brandywiners, the American Federation of Musicians, the Delaware Music Society, the Delaware Music Educators Association, and the International Double Reed Society.
Sterling has held faculty positions with Salisbury University, St. Andrew’s School, Wesley College, Delaware Music School, and the Milford school district and has run a busy private woodwind studio for the past 21 years. She has served on the board of directors of the Southern Delaware Choral Society and the Dover Symphony. She lives in Dover with her optometrist husband, two dogs.
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