Amy Waldron, soprano, is currently seeking a Master of Music degree, emphasizing choral conducting, from the Conservatory of Music and Dance at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She is also Ensemble Liaison and singer for The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, which premiered on May 30, 2009 in Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas. Amy was awarded a Bachelor of Music Education degree with a vocal performance minor from the University of Kansas in 1998. While at KU, she studied choral music with Simon Carrington. As a member of ensembles under Mr. Carrington’s direction, Amy performed the Mozart Coronation Mass at Carnegie Hall in May 1996 and toured England (1997), France (1998) and Hungary (1999). In the fall of 1997, Amy traveled to Budapest, Hungary, to study choral music and conducting with renowned conductor and educator Éva Kollár at Eötvös Loránd University. While there, she also sang and traveled as a member of the Budapest Monteverdi Choir, which was awarded the Grand Prize at the International Choir Competition in Sligo, Ireland that year.
Since moving to Kansas City in 2000, Amy has sung as a member of the Kansas City Chorale, the Fine Arts Chorale, Octarium, KC Collegium Vocale and The Simon Carrington Chamber Singers. She has appeared as a soloist for the Youth Symphony of Kansas City (1998), the Grace & Holy Trinity Summer Recital Series (2001 & 2009), the Northland Community Choir’s presentations of Vivaldi’s Gloria (2008) and Faure’s Requiem (2007), on Arlen Clarke’s album American Sacred Choral Music (2006) and in joint choir productions of the Bach St. Matthew Passion (2007), the Fauré Requiem (2007), and the Rutter Requiem (2008).
In July of 2008, Amy attended the Tallis Scholars Summer School in Seattle, WA where she had the privilege of singing English Renaissance music with Peter Phillips, David Woodcock, Janet Coxwell and Patrick Craig. She attended again in July of 2009 at the Oakham, England location. She has been the soprano section leader for Grace and Holy Trinity Episcopal Cathedral for the past nine years. Amy has studied voice with Dr. Wendy Zaro, Rebecca Lloyd, and currently studies with Ida Nicolosi.