ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MUSIC
Dr. Amy Porter, a Louisiana native, earned her DMA in Voice and BM in Vocal Performance from Louisiana
State University in Baton Rouge. Her MM and Professional Studies diploma were earned
at Mannes College of Music in NYC. She attended the Scuola Dante Alighieri in Sienna,
Italy for Italian language studies. Her voice teachers have included Dr. Lori Bade,
Ruth Falcon, and Leyna Gabriela. A recipient of the Richard F. Gold Career Grant and
LSU Pressor Scholar, she was also awarded membership in Pi Kappa Lambda, Phi Eta Sigma,
and Golden Key Honor Societies. She is an alumna member of Sigma Alpha Iota, and Dr.
Porter maintains professional memberships in ACDA and NATS.
Dr. Porter taught applied voice and related courses at both Gonzaga and Whitworth
Universities in Spokane, WA prior to her appointment at Arkansas Tech. At Gonzaga,
she served as Director of Discantus Treble Chorus 2017-2023 and as Interim Director
of Choirs and Voice Studies 2021-2022. She served as Artistic Director of Spectrum
Singers, an inclusive community chorus in Spokane dedicated to promoting social justice
She has appeared in many standard operatic roles, including Königin der Nacht (Die Zauberflöte), Violetta (La Traviata), Lucia (Lucia di Lammermoor), Mimi (La Bohème), Marguerite (Faust), Contessa (Le Nozze di Figaro), and Alice (Falstaff). She has performed more contemporary operatic works, including Poulenc’s one-woman
monodrama La Voix Humaine (Femme), Dinos Constantinides’s psychological one-act opera Rosanna (Angelina), and a partially televised production of David Amram’s Twelfth Night (Olivia), as well as early music productions, including Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas (Dido) and the New York City premiere of Hildegard von Bingen’s medieval morality
play Ordo Virtutum (Victory). An ardent solo performer of pre-classical repertoire, she was a founding
member of the Baton Rouge Early Vocal Ensemble (BREVE). Dr. Porter has sung throughout
the Northwest region, including regular performances with the Spokane Symphony, Spokane
Kantorei, and INO (Inland Northwest Opera) and has performed opera, oratorio, and
recital repertoire across the United States.