College Faculty


Amy Burton
BM, Northwestern University. Young Artist Programs, San Diego Opera and Lake George Opera. Vocal studies with Gerald Martin Moore, Ruth Falcon, Edward Zambara, Vera Rozsa.


Career Awards: 2006 Opera America Artist Advocate Award.  New York City Opera: 2005 Diva Award, 2000 Christopher Keene Award and1998 Kolosvar Award for distinction in unusual repertoire. Competitions: Winner, 1997 Gerda Lissner Foundation Awards, Silver Medalist, 1995 Marian Anderson International Vocal Competition, George London Awards and Sullivan Foundation grant. Professional debut with San Diego Opera.

Performance: Leading soprano with Metropolitan Opera, New York City Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Scottish Opera, L'Opéra de Nice, Théâtre des Champs Elysées, Wexford Festival, Saito Kinen Festival (Japan), Japan Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic, L’Orchetre Pasdeloup;  

Concerts: Recitals/Cabaret with John Musto: Kennedy Center, Joe’s Pub, Café Sabarsky, New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), Lincoln Center Festival, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Great Performers Series, Library of Congress, L'Opéra Français de New York (LOFNY) and Miller Theater. Concerts in Rome, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Barcelona and Paris; Appearances with major American orchestras and opera companies.NY recital debut at 92nd Street Y, 1997, Tokyo String Quartet, Trio Solisti, Moab Music Festival, Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. 

Conductors: Yves Abel, Marin Alsop, Serge Baudo, Daniel Beckwith, Harry Bicket, Richard Bonynge, James Conlon, John DeMainChristoph Eschenbach, Jane Glover, Christopher Hogwood, Raymond Leppard, Andrew Litton, Stephen Lord, George Manahan, Nicholas McGegan, Eduardo Muller, Leonard Slatkin, Seiji Ozawa, Steward Robertson, Stephen Sloan, Craig Smith, Robert Spano, Emmanuel Villaume.

Recordings: Songs of John Musto (Bridge), Useful Knowledge: Music of Paul Moravec (Naxos), Gershwin's Blue Monday (ANGEL/EMI), Richard Wilson: Persuasions (Albany), Fond Affection: Songs of Ernst Bacon (CRI), Souvenir de Printemps (Harbinger), Trouble in Tahiti (Japanese Television/Bravo), Live from Lincoln Center: What Makes a Song? To be released: Cole Porter’s La Revue des Ambassadeurs (Harbinger), Cabaret Songs (Title TBA, Bridge), Dellaira’s The Secret Agent (World Premiere recording, TBA) and John Musto’s Summer Stars (Opera America).

Teaching: Voice faculty, Mannes College The New School for Music, since 2002, CUNY Graduate Center Doctoral Program since 2011, Songfest at Colburn Conservatory: The Complete Recitalist since 2008, Private studio since 1997. NATS, NYSUT, NYFOS Artists Council, Advisory Board Glimmerglass Opera. 

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