Trombonist and Educator
Amy Bowers is an active freelance musician in California and tenured member of Santa Rosa Symphony, beginning in 2002.
Miss Bowers is a highly sought after orchestral musician performing with a variety of orchestras including Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, Pasadena Symphony, among many others.
Amy currently teaches at Orange County School of the Arts and she maintains a large private studio with students throughout Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties. Her students have gone on to prestigious music schools including Juilliard, Eastman, San Francisco Conservatory, Vanderbilt University, Rice, University of Southern California (USC), University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), among others.
Amy graduated from USC with an undergraduate and graduate degree in trombone performance, going on to be an adjunct professor from 2002-2016.
She has won many solo competitions including Pasadena Solo Competition, Sigma Alpha Iota Young Artist Competition, USC Concerto Competition, YMF Debut Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Pasadena Young Artist Solo Competition. She has also been a featured soloist with the Colburn Zipper Orchestra, Idyllwild Wind Ensemble, Fullerton College Wind Ensemble, and was the recipient of the Robert Marsteller Outstanding Brass Player Award from the Thornton School of Music.
Amy has also performed with a wide variety of artists such as Andrea Bocelli, Kanye West, Seth McFarlane, Merv Griffin, Kenny G, Michael Feinstein, Marvin Hamlisch, David Foster, John Williams, and Katherine McPhee.