| Composer | Conductor | Speaker/Clinician |
Bursting with joy, drama and hope, Amy Riebs Mills’ music has been enthusiastically received by audiences on four continents. Complementing a professional conducting career that has spanned three decades, she is increasingly in demand as a composer. Amy Mills has distinguished herself as one of the few female conductor/composers active in American classical music today. Complementing her work as a composer and conductor, her workshops, master classes and speeches have enlivened conferences throughout the U.S.
Speaking with a fresh and distinctive voice, Amy’s music calls on the compositional tools of admired composers, from Brahms to Copland, and from Prokofiev to Larsen. Her works are characterized by strong tonal centers, muscular rhythms, dramatic tone painting and memorable melodies.
Amy brings her experience on the podium to her compositions, creating music that is both challenging and satisfying for the performers, while inviting listeners to share in her exuberant love of life, people and the world around us.
Her music has been premiered in Aguascalientes, Mexico, Chicago, Illinois, Baltimore, Maryland, Austin, Texas, Columbus, Georgia, Morristown, Tennessee, Hales Corners, Wisconsin, and at the International Trombone Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, the American Trombone Workshop, and on the internet.
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Called “a fireball of excitement and enthusiasm” by the La Crosse Tribune, Maestra Mills has an extraordinary ability to relate to the musicians on the stage and lead them to inspired performances. Through innovative programming, exceptional presentation skills and dynamic leadership from the podium, she has connected with and touched the hearts of music listeners on four continents.
Combine Amy’s vivacity with her experience from decades of performing around the world and you have a dynamic speaker whose knowledge, stories and humor create a lively presentation. A frequent adjudicator, workshop leader and speaker, she provides groups of any age or level with refreshing gifts of encouragement, inspiration and renewal.