ARTISTS - Amy Ley, harp
Amy Ley has been hailed by critics as "one of the most sought-after performers on her instrument in Windsor and Southern Michigan and it is easy to see why." - The Windsor Star.
Transfixed at an early age by the harp's unique beauty of shape and sound, Amy continues to weave together the many different threads that connect her passion for music with her employment. She acts as the Principal Harpist with the Windsor and Flint Symphony Orchestras. She regularly organizes and performs chamber music on a number of different stages including that of the newly founded, Windsor based series, 4th Wall Music. Amy also champions new music as a member of the ensemble "Brave New Works". Amy engages in the best learning experience of all, teaching students of ages ranging from 2 to 76, in her home, at Hillsdale College in Michigan, the University of Windsor and at the Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival. She has recently dipped into teaching the basic fundamentals of music in her Music for Young Children programs. Along with performing on stage and teaching music Amy is also active as the proud mother of a seven and nine year old.
Amy holds both Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan where she studied under Lynne Aspnes and spent summers studying at the Aspen and Pacific Music Festivals with Nancy Allen and Xavier deMaistre, as well as at the Salzedo Harp Colony with Alice Chailfoux in Camden, Maine.