Trumpeter-educator Amy Dunker’s music resists easy categorization. From avant-garde improvisation to minimalistic sound sculptures to neo-romantic echoings, Amy delves deeply into the nature of human experience. Her works have been performed throughout the United States, Czech-Republic, Italy, Ireland, the Ukraine, France, Thailand, Japan, Mexico, Germany, Great Britain, and Puerto Rico. Amy Dunker is an Associate Professor of Music at Clarke College where she teaches composition, theory, aural skills and trumpet. Amy received her bachelor’s degree (music education) from Morningside College, a master’s degree in trumpet performance from the University of South Dakota, a master’s degree in composition from Butler University and a doctorate in composition from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music. Major influences in her musical education include Stanley DeRusha, Chen Yi, James Mobberley, and Michael Schelle. Amy’s works have been recorded on the ERM Media, NextAGem, Centerpoint and Whatsit labels. Her music is published by Alliance Publications, Inc.
Works for Winds
- Celtic Fanfare and Processional
- Fantasy on "Christ Lag in Todesbanden"
- First One
- Songs of Summer
- Talking Points
- View from Istanbul, A
- When the Towers Fell