Flutist Amy Porter is much sought after for her teaching and master classes based on her versatility as a musician. She was awarded the Henry Russel Award from the University of Michigan for distinguished scholarship and conspicuous ability as a teacher. This is only the third time since 1926 that this award has been given to a Professor in the School of Music and the first time ever awarded to a performing artist.
Amy Porter is a well-published Professor, producing a broad array of media including DVD study guides, CDs and sheet music arrangements. She is founder of the popular workshop, “Amy Porter’s Anatomy of Sound” with Professor of Theatre (Movement) Jerald Schwiebert and featured guest instructors. She also is the master teacher for the MPULSE Summer Institute for advanced High School students at UM. She is the founder and past president of the non-profit Southeast Michigan Flute Association, establishing two competitions for both High School and Collegiate students.
Ms. Porter has served on the jury panel of the 2005 Kobe International Flute Competition, The Chicago Symphony Young Artist Competitions, and several competitions for the National Flute Association.
Professor Porter has conducted masterclasses in Sweden, France, Slovenia, Brazil, Luxembourg, Japan and Taiwan as well for local flute clubs throughout the United States. She has served as Resident Guest Artist for the Jeanne Baxtresser International Masterclass at Juilliard, has taught and performed at the Aria International Summer Academy, Marrowstone Music Festival, was a coach for The Youth Orchestra of the Americas Tour in Costa Rica, the Summer Academy in Courchevel, France and the World Festival of Amateur Orchestras in Nagoya, Japan.
A native of Wilmington, Delaware, Amy Porter is a graduate of the Juilliard School in New York.