Amy W. Hartsough serves as our Director of Music. She received her Bachelor of Music Performance cum laude from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She then studied avant garde and musical theatre voice at Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, UK. She received her Masters of Music (vocal performance) followed by her Professional Artist Certificate (opera) as a Fellow in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute, at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. Ms. Hartsough has performed with Present Music (Milwaukee), Voces Aestetis (Madison), The Madison Choral Project, and produces salon/cabaret-style solo performances throughout the Madison area, featuring the works of Satie, Weill, Takemitsu, Britten, and Bolcom. Ms. Hartsough released two studio recordings: a CD of newly-composed jazz featuring saxophonist Anders Svanoe, and a live cabaret performance with pianist Patrick Kenney – Brown. She is a guest lecturer/recitalist with pianist Dr. Eric Hung for national and international College Music Society conferences. She also had the honor of judging piano for the 2019 and 2020 Madison Bolz Concerto competitions, and advanced voice for the 2019 Wisconsin Music Teacher Association State competition. She teaches a private voice and piano studio, and accompanies several young musicians for competitions, recordings, and recitals.