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Amy Spears

Amy Spears





2012 Bachelor of Music Education

2014 Master of Music in Conducting (Teacher Leader)


WKU Ensembles:  Wind Ensemble, Symphonic Band, Concert Band, Big Red Marching Band (Drum Major), Jazz Band, Pep Band, Woodwind Performer of the Semester Fall 2011


I am currently one of the band directors at South Warren in Bowling Green, Kentucky.  I teach 6th -12th grade at the middle school and high school as well as several elementary schools along with my colleague and friend, Chris Cecil.  I am currently in my 8th year here and honestly cannot believe the time has gone by so quickly!


I pursued both my Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees at WKU and was a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the WKU Bands.  The experiences I had at WKU most certainly prepared me for my career as a band director.  The opportunities I had -- whether that was in ensembles, classes, or in leadership positions, especially as a Graduate Assistant -- gave me some experience in that role before I was out in the "real world," which was invaluable to me.  Most importantly though, the relationships I built with my friends and my professors helped develop a support network I could rely on for knowledge and encouragement.  The people I met at WKU continually inspire me!  I absolutely loved my time at WKU and treasure the people I met, the experiences I had, the knowledge I gained, and the memories I made.  I can honestly say without a doubt I would not be the musician, teacher, or person I am today if it were not for my time at WKU.

South Warren Band

South Warren Band



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