Amy Schendel is currently working as a professional freelance trumpet player and teacher in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. From 2009-2022, she served as the Associate Professor of Trumpet at the University of Iowa. As a featured guest soloist, Amy has performed with the Oregon Symphonic Band, University of Iowa Orchestra and Band, Indiana University Wind Ensemble, and Texas Woman’s University Wind Ensemble.
Previous positions include Madison Symphony Orchestra, Wisconsin Brass Quintet, Tanglewood Music Festival, National Repertory Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, and Spoleto Festival USA. She has experience performing with the Quad Cities Symphony, Orchestra Iowa, Eugene (OR) Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, and Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra. In addition, Amy has presented and performed as a featured soloist at the International Women’s Brass Conference, the International Trumpet Guild Conference, and the Iowa Bandmasters Association. She has presented chamber concerts in Munich, Dachau, Augsburg, and Berlin and has two published solo and chamber CD’s: Full Power, released in 2010, and Uncommon Ground: Contemporary Works for Trumpet with Horn, Trombone, Piano, and Organ, released in 2015 on MSR Classics.