Multi-award winning singer and songwriter-storyteller Amy Lowe has captivated audiences from concert halls to schools throughout the world. She is a prolific songwriter with an extensive recording career and has won numerous Parent’s Choice and EdPress Distinguished Achievement Awards. Her recordings have been heard on radio and television and have been recommended by Booklist, Library, and School Library Journal. A sampling of her credits include CD & CD/Rom releases entitled: I Like Gum, Fire in Boomtown, Brighter Than Fire Flies, Children In the Spirit, Precious Gifts, Made For Each Other, When I Grow Up, Math Music 1: Sing Lowe Score High, Math Music 2: Understanding Math Through Music; Movin-in Building a Town: The story of Naperville. Performances include: Millennium Park, Second City, The Taste of Chicago, The Chicago History Museum, The Winnipeg Folk Festival (Canada), The City of Las Vegas Music Festivals (Las Vegas), Arizona Theater Works (Flagstaff), Maricopa County College Tour (Arizona), a Concert Tour of Ecuador, and Who’s Next (Paris, France).
Amy holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater/Music and a Masters Degree in Interdisciplinary Arts. She has written critically acclaimed music for the theater, including Fire in Boomtown, winner of the Educational Press Distinguished Achievement Award & the Parent’s Choice Gold Award, and she has created several successful educational and historical touring shows. Her Math Music 1 project recently won the 2005 Educational Press Distinguished Achievement Award. She has composed music for a Christmas album with universal themes in a wide range of styles and has written, recorded, and performed Americana Roots, Adult Contemporary, Folk, and Popular Music. She also co-created and performed in one of the longest running comedy reviews for young audiences.
In the field of arts in education, Amy’s work is quite extensive. Since 1984, she has been a Teaching Artist for several arts organizations including: The Illinois Arts Council, Urban Gateways, and most recently, the Nevada Arts Council. She has designed programs that integrate the arts into the curriculum and has appeared in over 1,000 elementary schools, high schools, community centers, and universities throughout the country as a touring performer, workshops facilitator, residency, and teaching artist. Amy also teaches ESL to adults through music and drama, and was the 2014 recipient of a Teacher of the Year award from BIR Training Music and Creative Dramatic.
Examples of Amy’s Urban Gateways programs:
Never have I seen students so excited about a song. [Amy] Lowe's easy, gentle, and professional style of instruction left students with something of their own that they will carry with them for quite some time.Richard Schlichting, Music/Fine Arts Coordinator, Blaine School