Department of Music
The Ohio State University, M.A. and Ph.D.
Otterbein University Personal Bio
Dr. Chivington is a graduate of Otterbein University and earned an M.A. and
Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. Professor Chivington is the Director of
Music Education in the Department of Music at Otterbein University. Dr. Amy
Chivington is the Founder/ Artistic Director of Kinderchor at Otterbein
University, a community children's choir formerly in residence for 20 years at
Otterbein University. Dr. Chivington serves as Music Director at Liberty United
Methodist Church. She has been a music teacher in Wisconsin, Illinois, and
Ohio. She has studied choral literature and conducting with Jean Ashworth
Bartle, Maurice Casey, Ann Howard Jones, Henry Leck, Doreen Rao, Robert Shaw,
and Sir David Willcocks. Dr. Chivington served the Evansville Children’s choirs
in Evansville, Indiana as Artist in Residence 2000-2001. Spring, 2008, she was
Artist-in-Residence and Choral Music Consultant at Punahou School in Honolulu,
Hawaii. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Ohio
Music Education Association, the American Choral Directors Association, and the
University Music Society.
She has published articles in the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal,
and the Triad. She was recognized by the Vocal Arts Network with an Ovation
2003 Award for her contributions to the art of singing in Ohio. She has
conducted performances and presented sessions for the Music Educators National
Conference, the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Choral Directors
Association, and the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Chivington is the former
Music and Drama/Theatre Consultant in Curriculum and Instruction for the Ohio
Department of Education. She serves on several Columbus area Education
Committees, including the Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra.
She serves as a consultant, adjudicator, and conductor internationally.