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Dr. Amy Chivington

Department of Music



B.M.E., Otterbein University, 1969
M.A., The Ohio State University, 1986
Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 1990

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.

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