Amy Bland
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Amy Bland, horn, is a Philadelphia region orchestral and brass ensemble freelancer.  She holds a Master's degree in horn performance, studied with Francis Orval, Peter Landgren, Michael Johns, William Purvis and Scott Temple, and was accepted in the DMA programs of Rutgers and Catholic Universities.   Ms. Bland has taught middle school instrumental music, recorders, piano, guitar, and music history, and has accompanied middle and upper school choirs in a Delaware private school.    

Ms. Bland is currently a member of the Bay Atlantic and Kennett Symphonies as well as the Brandywine Brass (Quintet and Friends), Basilica Brass, and the Capitol Brass Quintet. She and her husband John both recently returned from the Philadelphia Festival Orchestra 2017 New Year's ten city tour of China under the music direction of Jed Gaylin.  Recently retired as a band director and general music teacher, Ms. Bland will be building on her thirty years' experience in brass music as performer, accompanist, arranger, teacher, and contractor.