GROUP FREELANCE / DUKE UNIVERSITY
Amy Savage, a Professional Percussion Specialist living in Chapel Hill NC, is active in the development of the contemporary concert and marching percussion ensemble. Currently, Amy serves as the director of marching percussion at Duke University in Durham, NC. Additionally, she consultants and instructs several high school marching band programs in the Raleigh-Durham area and the Southaven Band in Mississippi. In the summer, she teaches at several Yamaha Sounds of Summer Marching Percussion Camps in North Carolina, Oregon and Virginia.
As a member of the World Champion Garfield Cadets, Amy was awarded the DCI Individual's Championship in ensemble percussion. During this time, she received her bachelor's degree in music education from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. Her extensive teaching and arranging experience with several Drum and Bugle Corps includes the Garfield Cadets, Bluecoats, Glassmen, Poynton Commodores (England), and Starriders (Germany).
Amy is a Yamaha Performing Artist, and is an Educational Clinician/Endorsee for Pro-mark Sticks and Mallets, Sabian Cymbal Company and Remo Incorporated.