"In Ley's hands, the harp, that most heavenly of instruments, glows even brighter."
-The Windsor Star
Amy Ley is the Principal Harpist for the Flint Symphony Orchestra and the Windsor Symphony Orchestra and has held the Principal harp position in the Lansing Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, and Saginaw Bay Orchestras. She has also performed with the Grand Rapids Symphony, National Ballet Orchestra in Toronto, Kitchner-Waterloo Symphony, Orchestra London, Toledo Symphony, and Charleston Symphony. Her performance of the "Flute and Harp Concerto" by Mozart with the Windsor Symphony has been broadcast on the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation's radio network across Canada and the United States. She also performs as a part of the Walla Walla Chamber Music Festival in Washington and the Lancaster Music Festival, Ohio.
Amy is the harp instructor at Hillsdale College and the University of Windsor and has been a harp instructor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Festival for over 15 years. Amy also works extensively with elementary-age children in her Windsor-based "Music for Young Children" program.
Championing classical music in her home community of Windsor, Ontario, Amy is a founder, Artistic Director, and regular performer in a chamber music series called 4th Wall Music. This series aims to connect with new audiences by collaborating with musicians and a wide range of other local artists. Amy also pursues her love of chamber music as a member of the Michigan Harp Ensemble, the new music ensemble, Brave New Works, and various other stages.
Amy received both her Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Michigan under Lynne Aspnes. She attended the Harp Colony in Maine, the Aspen Music Festival, the Pacific Music Festival, Pine Mountain Music Festival and was a top prize winner in the Young Professional Division of the American Harp Society competition.