Amy Sterling, MM
A native of Menominee, Michigan, Amy Sterling is a 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. of Mus. Ed. 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 concertizes frequently on the peninsula, is requested as adjudicator, clinician, orchestra and band member, chamber musician and soloist. Currently oboist with the Papillons Woodwind Quintet, she has held principal chairs and enjoyed long associations with the Midatlantic Symphony, the Dover Symphony, the Dover Chamber Players, the Delaware and Southern Delaware Choral Societies, Talbot Chamber Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony, Easton Choral Arts Society, the American Federation of Musicians, Delaware Music Society, Delaware Music Educators Association, and the International Double Reed Society. She has held faculty positions with Salisbury University, Delaware State University, Music School of Delaware, 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 34 years. She has served on the board of directors of the Southern Delaware Choral Society and the Dover Symphony.