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Dr. Amy Sue Dombach, DMA
Flutist Amy Sue Dombach holds degrees in flute performance from Oberlin Conservatory (B.M.) and Boston University College of Fine Arts (M.M. and D.M.A), where she studied under the guidance of Michel Debost, Kathleen Chastain, Doriot Dwyer, Linda Toote, and Marya Martin. She teaches Flute Spa Boston with Flute Talk Magazine editor Patricia George. As a member of Pi Kappa Lambda and a Dean’s Scholar, her doctoral research focused upon the development of the flute concerto in 20th-century America. Dr. Dombach’s pedagogical articles are published in Flute Talk Magazine. She has performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral player, teacher, and clinician in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Virginia, Maine, Texas, and Italy. Dr. Dombach is an active freelance musician in Boston and has served on the faculty of the Community Music Center of Boston since 2008, and was appointed Chair of the Wind and Brass Department in 2016, and Chair of the Faculty Council in 2018.
Throughout Dr. Dombach’s career, she has presented recitals and concerts highlighting compositions and composers from throughout all Musical Eras. Her varied and balanced programs invite audience members to explore both traditional classical literature and contemporary compositions in a manner that is accessible to all. An advocate for contemporary music and exhilarated by the challenge of learning new repertoire, Dr. Dombach enjoys performing contemporary music and the process of working with composers. She has enjoyed working with Eric Ewazan, Martin Amlin, Lita Grier, Katherine Hoover, Lukas Foss, and others. She is a dedicated performer of contemporary and traditional music and has created concert and educational programs featuring the works of 20th- and 21st-century composers, such as those of Boston- and New York-based composers, programs which illustrate the evolution of flute music over the century, and concerts featuring the works of female composers.
Dr. Dombach is equally committed to education. She has completed the highest degrees in music performance with an emphasis in pedagogical techniques. She maintains vibrant studios privately and at the Community Music Center of Boston. Known for greatly inspiring students, she is a nurturing, goal oriented, and organized teacher. Patient and kind, Dr. Dombach fosters educational techniques that easily translate into academic areas, while also establishing lasting relationships with her students and their families.