Amy Dunker has degrees from Morningside College (BME-Music Education), the University of South Dakota (MM-Trumpet Performance), Butler University (MM-Composition) and a DMA (Composition) from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. She has studied composition with James Mobberley, Chen Yi, Robert L. Cooper, Michael Schelle, James Aikman and Robert P. Block. Amy’s works have been performed at various conference and festival venues throughout the United States, Czech-Republic, Mexico Puerto Rico, Japan, the Ukraine and Italy. Her works have been performed by the following musicians and ensembles: Kathleen Karr (Louisville Orchestra), Shannon Finney (Kansas City Symphony), the Indianapolis Brass Choir, Ensemble Octandre, Southeastern Ohio Symphony Orchestra, Ovations Youth Orchestra of the Wheeling Symphony, Dubuque Symphony Orchestra and the Note Bene Ensemble. Amy has received three ASCAP Standard Awards and a second place award in the Penfield Wind Band Competition. She has received commissions from the Indianapolis Brass Choir, Butler University Wind Ensemble, the Starr Foundation (Kansas City, MO), the Ovations Youth Orchestra of the Wheeling Symphony Orchestra (Wheeling, WVA), and the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (Dubuque, IA). Amy’s works have received reviews in Flute Talk (November 1998), the Dubuque Telegraph Herald (October, 2002), Saxophone Journal (November/December 2001) and the Society of Composers, Inc., Newsletter (April/May 2000). Amy’s works have been recorded by Jaime Guiscafre on the NextAGem label. Amy is currently an Associate Professor of Music at Clarke College where she teaches composition, theory, aural skills and brass. http://keller.clarke.edu/~adunker

Compositions

Fly Icarus Fly


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Fly Icarus Fly! is a three movement work for chamber orchestra. Fly Icarus Fly! I.Icarus, Don't Fly So Close to the Sun II. Tears III. Daedalus Alone. Fly Icarus Fly! was written for Maestro Stanley DeRusha. (The mp3 is for mvmt. 1 only. The Score is complete.)


Growl!


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Growl! is an improvisatory work for trumpet using extended techniques.


Four on the Floor


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Four on the Floor is a flute quartet written for the Clarke College Flute Ensemble under the direction of Kathleen Cameron.


X-Fare


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Fanfare for Brass Quintet