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"She accomplished everything that she could and everything that I hoped she would, Shaub said. She's very easy to work with because she listens to your ideas and suggestions, but then makes some of her own. I'm very satisfied with the music's contributions to the play." -Owen Schaub, Theater Professor at Butler University.
Amy Dolphin b. 1981, originally from Iowa, attended Clarke College in Dubuque, IA, where she received her BA in piano performance. At Clarke College, Amy studied piano with Professor Nancy Lease, flute with Professor Kathleen Cameron and composition with Dr. Amy Dunker. While attending Clarke, Amy was a member of the advanced chamber ensemble under the direction of David Resnick. In 2000, Amy was a semi-finalist in the Terrace Hill piano competition, and a piano semi-finalist in Iowa’s Bill Riley Talent Search. Amy studied with Dr. Michael Schelle at Butler University, where she received her MM in music composition. Amy was also a member of the Butler JCFA composers orchestra under the direction of Dr. Michael Schelle and Dr. Frank Felice. Amy's composition “No Shoelaces,” for piano, was commissioned by the American Pianists Association for the Classical Fellowship Awards. Amy also arranged "Lily's Eyes," from the Secret Garden, for the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra pop concert. In her free time, Amy composes and performs in both the classical and pop style.
Splashes of vibrant color, glitz and grit define Amy's musical stylings. Composition musician performing an eclectic variety of genres, in an electric variety of styles, on several instruments, juxtaposition of classical concert-piano, jazzy-pop, a little rock, painted with prussian bluesy-folk. Amy writes on a colorful span of themes,
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