Amy Marr

Amy Marr has directed the Tecumseh Schools Orchestra Program in Tecumseh, Michigan, since 2004, where she has taught 5th – 9th Grade Orchestra and Beginning Guitar. She has led students in performances at the National ASTA Conference, Michigan Music Conference, and Saline Celtic Festival, as well as in performances with over 20 nationally-recognized and internationally-renowned artists, such as Barrage, Natalie MacMaster, Kiana June Weber, Jeremy Kittel, Christian Howes, and Mark Wood. In addition to her teaching duties, Amy currently serves Tecumseh Public Schools as the Middle School Electives Department Chair and as a Mentor Teacher.

An active clinician at both the state and national levels, Amy has worked with orchestras throughout Michigan and presented sessions on starting new string programs, recruiting, motivation, music selection, and alternative-styles music at the 2006-2016 and 2020-2021 ASTA National Conferences, as well as the 2009-2015 and 2021 Michigan Music Conferences, the 2014 MSBOA Director Development Days, and a 2021 National ASTA Webinar.

Amy served as the ASTA National Conference Chair from 2017-2019; other past ASTA leadership roles include Vice-Chair of the Conference Committee, Chair of the Eclectic Strings Committee and Eclectic Strings Festival, member of the Editorial Committee of American String Teacher, and member of the K-12 Committee. In 2010, Amy founded the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) Alternative Styles Day and ran this event through 2013. Additionally, Amy taught at the Michigan ASTA String Camps from 2001-2010 and in 2013, as well as served as Assistant Director of Sessions I and II from 2006-2010.

A graduate of Eastern Michigan University, she plays viola in the Adrian Symphony Orchestra and performs all styles of music on the violin. In 2013, MSBOA named Amy the Michigan Orchestra Teacher of the Year, and in 2021, Amy was a finalist for the MASTA Teacher of the Year. Amy inspires her students to learn to be better people through their love of making music. She currently resides in Britton, MI, with her husband, Bryan; children, Aiden and Allison; and two cats.