Amber Walker is a flutist, music educator, and arts administrator from Phoenix, AZ. She currently serves as the Band and Orchestra Director at Royal Palm Middle School, the Associate Artistic Director of Oh My Ears (OME), and as a Board Member for the Arizona Flute Society. Amber performs regularly as a soloist and as a member of the OME House Band. She also teaches private flute lessons and is active as a music adjudicator and clinician.
While she is a thoughtful and highly proficient performer of music from all genres, Amber is most drawn to music of the 20th and 21st Centuries. A specialist in contemporary performance, Amber favors repertoire that includes extended techniques, electronics, and multi-disciplinary elements. Amber enjoys commissioning new pieces and is especially passionate about promoting and performing the works of living and female composers.
Amber previously served as 2nd Flutist with the Longview Symphony Orchestra, Graduate Teaching Assistant for the Stephen F. Austin State University Flute Studio, and Flute Instructor for the Hudson Independent School District. She has also performed with the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra, and in masterclasses for Alexa Still and Eugenia Zuckerman. Amber received First Place in the graduate/professional division of the 2015 Denise Jennings Solo Competition and 3rd Place in the undergraduate division of the 2012 AZ Flute Society Competition.
Amber holds a Master of Music in Flute Performance degree from Stephen F. Austin State University, where she studied with Dr. Christina Guenther. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Music Education and Music Performance from Northern Arizona University, where she studied flute with Dr. Emily Hoppe. Amber is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda National Music Honor Society, Sigma Alpha Iota International Women's Music Fraternity, and the National Association for Music Education.