Amy Brumley


[img: Amy Brumley] Amy Spencer Brumley, soprano, received classical voice training at the University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana (B.M.) and the University of Texas at Austin (M.M., D.M.A.), and has been specializing in the performance of early music for several years.  She owes her initial interest and much of her training in early music to Daniel Johnson and the Texas Early Music Project, with which she has performed since 2000.  In her début with the Texas Early Music Project, Mrs. Brumley sang the role of Almirena in Handel’s Rinaldo.  Her performance in this role earned a nomination for best classical singer by the Austin Critics Table. Prior to Rinaldo, she performed in the Austrian-American Mozart Academy under the direction of William Lewis, singing the roles of Ramiro in Die Gärtnerin aus Liebe and Dorabella in Cosi fan tutte. Mrs. Brumley is a member of the staff at the Amherst Early Music Festival and has studied with early music specialists Julianne Baird, Andrew Lawrence-King, Howard Crook, Jennifer Lane, and Emily von Evera.  At the 2003 Amherst Festival, she sang the role of Venus in the Spanish opera La Purpura de la Rosa, directed by Andrew Lawrence King and Grant Herreid.  Under the direction of Craig Hella Johnson, she débuted with the group Conspirare in a performance of the Bach B minor mass. Mrs. Brumley has collaborated in several concerts and lectures with her husband, Jonathan, who specializes in continuo playing on lute and harpsichord.  These performances have included Tears and Flames: 17th Century Love Songs from Italy, England, France, and Spain, Singing Amarilli mia Bella, and Lost Is My Liberty: French airs de cour and English lute songs.  Their current project is For a Moment of Peace: Sacred Baroque Music for Voices and Strings.  This fall Mrs. Brumley will complete her doctoral degree in voice at the University of Texas at Austin, where her studies have focused on the performance of Italian 17th-century monody. 

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