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Hailed for her “rich sonority,” Amy Gillingham is a cellist, conductor, director, educator, and arts advocate dedicated to leveraging her roles to advance, empower, and inspire others through music.

She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Strings and Director of Orchestras at Northern Kentucky University. Dr. Gillingham also serves as Executive Director of the National String Project Consortium, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas.

She has performed throughout the United States, Canada, Latin America, and Europe. As a frequent studio recording artist, her recordings have been heard worldwide on labels including Sony Entertainment, Salvation Road Records, Mark Records, Verbage Records, Growing Sound, and Universal Music Group. She has collaborated with artists including eighth blackbird, Yehuda Hanani, and Stefan Milenkovich, as well as given premiere performances of works by composers such as Tan Dun, H. Owen Reed, Lawrence Dillon, Ian Venables, Steve Reich, and Dana Wilson.

Dr. Gillingham has been recognized for her teaching and service by the American String Teachers Association and Kentucky Music Educators Association. She holds a D.M.A. and M.M. from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and a B.M. degree from the North Carolina School of the Arts.

For more information and to follow current events, please visit “Amy Gillingham Cello Studio” on Facebook.

Amy Gillingham
Amy Gillingham
Assistant Professor
Director of Orchestras
String Area Coordinator
Director of NKU String Project
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