Faculty & Staff
Your fingers hit the keys, your heart plays the music.
Flutist Amy Tu enjoys an active schedule as a soloist, chamber musician, and clinician while on faculty at Rutgers Community Arts since 2014. Her principal teachers include Dr. Bradley Garner, Bart Feller, and Lois Herbine. In solo and ensemble settings, Ms. Tu has performed at concert venues in the United States, Italy, Austria, Great Britain, Japan, and Taiwan and has recorded for Mark Records. In recent years, she collaborated with the Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, World Civic Orchestra, Eastern Wind Symphony, NOVUS NY, and Hub City Opera and Dance Company. She has been invited to present and perform at the Midwest Clinic (2015), International Trumpet Guild (ITC) conference (2017), National Flute Association Conventions in Orlando (2018), and Salt Lake City (2019).
As a sought-after pedagogue, Ms. Tu maintains a growing studio and mentors many prize-winning talents. She is an avid educator who strives to bring out the passion and potential of each student. Ms. Tu fosters a strong sense of community within her studio by administering monthly studio classes and creating engaging projects that enable students to build leadership skills and enhance their musical growth. Under Ms. Tu’s tutelage, students have successfully auditioned for major conservatories and regularly received top rankings in regional, state, and national honors ensembles. Her students have been featured as soloists with the Monmouth Symphony Orchestra, Bravura Youth Orchestra, Sinfonietta Nova, and NJSO Youth Orchestras. She currently serves as competition coordinator for the NFA High School Soloist Competition and adjudicates for the New York Flute Club and the Flute Society of Greater Philadelphia. Amy Tu is a Verne Q. Powell Flutes Artist.