Amy Sanchez Music

Biography

As one of the most dynamic horn players in the country today, Amy Sanchez is a prominent performer/educator in Los Angeles with the kind of diverse career that places her at the front of a new generation of multifaceted instrumentalists. Currently playing in the Riverside County Philharmonic and the Pageant of the Masters Orchestra in Laguna Beach, Amy also performs with the Pacific Symphony, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Long Beach, New West, and Redlands Symphonies, the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Golden State Pops Orchestra, LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, and many other ensembles. Outside of Southern California, she recently served as Guest Principal horn with the Monterey Symphony and Fresno Philharmonic, and has performed with the Oakland East Bay Symphony, Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, and the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. Along with her active symphonic career, Amy has also been a featured soloist with the international touring show ‘Blast’ as well as collaborating with jazz groups and other creative endeavors with musicians such as Vardan Ovsepian, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson, and Marcel Camargo. Her brass trio, 3brass, released their first album, ‘An Offering’, in 2012.

Amy is also an active studio musician, recording for motion pictures and television, and performing on pop, rock and jazz albums, including Michael Buble’s Grammy award winning album, ‘To Be Loved’. Most recently, Amy was a featured musician on an upcoming album by Scott Thomas, of Ringside, recording with members of the band Ozomatli. Amy has also had the opportunity to perform live with artists such as Danny Elfman, Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Rhianna, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes, and Inara George of the Bird and the Bees. Amy has performed internationally in Europe, Japan, Israel and India.

As an educator, Amy has served as sabbatical replacement professor at Ithaca College in New York, maintaining a full studio of 19 players as well as performing with the Faculty Brass and Woodwind Quintets. She is a Los Angeles Philharmonic Teaching Artist, partnering with public school music programs throughout the LA area. Amy also enjoys her work as the horn Teaching Artist for Harmony Project/Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and she maintains a private teaching studio as well. Amy has taught at the world-renowned Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and performed with the Interlochen Faculty Brass Ensemble.

Amy received her Bachelors Degree from Ithaca College in NY where she studied with Alex Shuhan (founding member of Dallas Brass and founding/current member of Rhythm and Brass) and her Masters Degree from the University of Southern California, where she worked with Richard Todd, (Principal Horn of the LA Chamber Orchestra and one of LA’s premier studio musicians). She has also been mentored by and worked with Los Angeles studio legend James Thatcher, among many others.

 
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