Faculty

Amy Andersson

Adjunct Instructor


Amy Andersson is an internationally recognized, Grammy-winning conductor and producer. Named by British music critic Norman Lebrecht as “America’s most-watched symphony orchestra conductor,” Andersson has been praised for her dynamic musicality, expressive technique and cross genre repertoire. She has toured to over 22 countries conducting concerts and recording sessions in symphonic, operatic, film, musical theater and video game genres. She has appeared on The Late Show with Stephen ColbertCBS Morning News, CBS Evening News and has garnered press coverage in The Wall Street Journal, Variety, Forbes and The Huffington Post. 

Andersson is founder and conductor of Orchestra Moderne NYC, which debuted at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, and has won critical acclaim for her charismatic and visionary accomplishments as creator and conductor of Women Warriors: The Voices of Change, a live-to-picture symphony production and documentary film. Women Warriors has won over 24 international film and music awards including four Telly Awards, a Hollywood Music in Media Award, a Grammy in “Best Classical Compendium,” a 2022 BMI Impact Award, a 2023 SCL Jury Award, and has screened at film festivals in more than 12 countries, including the Fimucité International Film Music Festival in Tenerife. 

Known for her commitment to the music of living composers, she has conducted the works of composers Neal Acree, Elitsa Alexandrova, Peter Boyer, Nathalie Bonin, Jessica Curry, Miriam Cutler, Anne-Kathrin Dern, Greg Edmonson, Isolde Fair, Sharon Farber, Steve Jablonsky, Grant Kirkhope, Penka Kouneva, Bear McCreary, Martin O’Donnell, Kol Otani, Starr Parodi, Lolita Ritmanis, Garry Schyman, Yoko Shimomura, Jeremy Soule, George Strezov, Chance Thomas, Nobou Uematsu, Jack Wall and Austin Wintory, among others, either on the concert stage or in recording sessions. 

Andersson has made guest appearances in the St. Louis Symphony, Houston Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Colorado Symphony, Honolulu Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Florida Orchestra, Spanish Philharmonic, Berliner Symphoniker, Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, Stockholm Concert Orchestra, Spanish National Youth Orchestra, Düsseldorfer Symphoniker, Classic FM Radio Orchestra of Bulgaria, Lithuanian National Symphony Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Neiderrheinsche Symphoniker, LOH Orchestra Sonderhausen, Giessen Philharmonic, Aalborg Symphony Orchestra, Macedonian Philharmonic, Monte Carlo Philharmonic, Jeunesses Musicales Deutschland, Colorado Music Festival Orchestra, National Orchestral of Mexico, and at freelance orchestras in Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy and Ireland. Andersson regularly conducted opera productions in Germany at the Deutsche Oper am Rhein, National Theater of Mannheim, Stadttheater Aachen, Weikersheim Opera Festival, Rheinsberg Chamber Opera and Schlosstheater Schwetzinger. In 2017 Andersson completed a two-year, world tour of the live-to-picture concert Legend of Zelda: Symphony of the Goddesses. 

Andersson is a devoted teacher and educator and known also for her work with youth orchestras. She was adjunct conducting faculty at the Universität der Künste Berlin, music director of the famed CPE Bach High School of Performing Arts in Berlin and adjunct faculty in Media and Film Scoring at Brooklyn College/Feirstein Graduate School of Cinema. In Germany she conducted the Rheinberg Chamber Opera Festival and Weikersheim Opera Festival for four summer seasons of productions that featured rising opera singers and youth orchestras. She is currently conducting faculty at the Hollywood Music Workshop in Baden, Austria. 

Current projects include Andersson as co-executive producer on the soon to be released short film, “Tahlequah the Whale: A Dance of Grief (2023),” by filmmaker Daniel Kreizberg, featuring the music of Lolita Ritmanis. She is also conductor and co-producer of the soon to be released soundtrack.