ExpertiseOboe and English horn
B.A., Applied Oboe, Boston Conservatory of Music
M.A., Music, Smith College
When Amy Dinsmore is not coordinating the Music Department at UMass Lowell, she is performing in orchestras or as soloist around New England. She has maintained a private teaching studio for many years and has also taught at Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore, MD, the Community Music School of Springfield, and the Joy of Music Program in Worcester, MA. She currently holds the position of principal oboe with the Lowell Chamber Orchestra and has also played with the Waltham Symphony, New Hampshire Philharmonic, Lancaster Symphony (PA), Baltimore Choral Arts, Delaware Symphony, Harrisburg Symphony (PA), Pioneer Valley Symphony (MA) and others.
Her teachers were Louis Speyer at Boston Conservatory and Peter Bloom at Smith College. Additional teachers have included Joel Timm, Fred Cohen and Joe Turner and has attended master classes with John Ferrillo.
Dinsmore has performed as oboe and English horn soloist with the New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra, Holyoke Symphony, Lakes Region Symphony and Waltham Symphony.