Bio

Amy Cottingham began playing the piano and violin at age three. She sings, composes, arranges, transcribes, teaches and performs classical and jazz music. Her compositions of varying styles have been performed in Tulsa, Oklahoma by the Signature Symphony and by local schools.

With a Bachelors degree in Piano Performance, she won numerous state and regional piano competitions. She holds a Masters degree in Orchestral Conducting from Oklahoma State University.

Amy was the pianist for the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra for 8 years, and the pianist for the Tulsa Signature Symphony for 5 years. She presented regular solo and collaborative concerts for 15 years in Tulsa, Oklahoma, for organizations including the Brown Bag It series at the Performing Arts Center, the Music at the Mansion Series at the Historical Society, as well as the Bernsen Center concert series. She was invited regularly to perform alongside other artists in Performance Plus and Tulsa Fest, under the direction of Dr. Barry Epperley. Amy has also been featured at the Oklahoma Jazz Hall of Fame numerous times as a solo performer with her own show and as a guest on the Annual Keyboard Concert.  Amy plays jazz, rags, tangos, improvisations and classical music regularly for parties, weddings, receptions, and corporate events.

Amy has been teaching piano lessons for 20 years, and managed a full-time music studio out of her home for 13 years, with many piano students placing in competitions and going on to study music in college. She is an active member of the Music Teachers National Association, with whom she is nationally certified. As an accompanist, Amy’s experience ranges from musicals, school choirs and adult choirs to junior and senior recitals, auditions and professional recitals.

In 2010, Amy created, organized and facilitated the Monthly Musicales Concert Series, and continued the series for 7 years, facilitating a total of 75 concerts in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Musicales provided a stage for a variety of local musicians and artists, from professionals and music professors to young students and up-and-coming performers, featuring a wide range of musical styles. These concerts were in homes or public venues, and brought the musical community together in a unique, intimate, supportive atmosphere.

Amy is currently traveling in New Zealand’s North Island, composing, working towards recording a solo piano CD of compositions, and exploring new options for the future.