Amy Dunker

From Wind Repertory Project
Amy Dunker


Amy Dunker (b. 23 December 1964) is an American trumpeter, educator and composer.

Dr. Dunker 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.

Dr. 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.

Works for Winds


  • Amy Dunker website
  • The Horizon Leans Forward..., compiled and edited by Erik Kar Jun Leung, GIA Publications, 2021, p. 314.