Amy Kotsonis is the Director of Choral Activities at the University of New Hampshire, where she conducts Chamber Singers, Concert Choir, Treble Choir and teaches choral methods. She also serves as conductor and instructor at the Summer Youth Music School. Prior to her appointment at UNH, Dr. Kotsonis was Associate Professor of Choral Ensembles and Music Education at the University of Northern Iowa, where she conducted UNI Singers and Cecilians, and taught music education courses. Her choirs have toured internationally to Ireland, Germany and Greece. An active clinician, she has worked with colleges, high schools, and middle schools as well as conducted honor choirs throughout the United States. Dr. Kotsonis has presented at regionally, nationally and internationally including the Phenomenon of Singing International Symposium, the American Choral Directors Association National Conference, and various state music education conferences, and her research is published in the International Journal of Music Education. Dr. Kotsonis is committed to the advancement of diversity, equity, and inclusion in education as well as the greater community, bringing in experienced speakers to work with UNH students, programming a variety of music and composers with her choirs, and presenting at conferences on representation in the music classroom. In 2022 she was awarded the Iowa Choral Directors Association Honors Initiative Award for Collegiate Directing.
Dr. Kotsonis has served as the Artistic Director for the Metropolitan Chorale and UNI Children’s Choir in the Cedar Valley, as well as Conductor of Soho Voce and Assistant Conductor for the Soharmoniums in New York City. Previously, she was Assistant Conductor, Director of Workshops, and Satellite School Teacher for the Young People's Chorus of New York City, and taught in public schools in New York City and Boston,
Dr. Kotsonis completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Music Education and Choral Conducting at The Florida State University, a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and Music History at the University of New Hampshire, and a Bachelor of Science in Music Education at New York University.