Amy Griffiths is a woodwind specialist based in New York City. She plays all flutes, clarinets, and saxophones, as well as bassoon, Irish traditional flute, Irish whistles, and uilleann pipes (Irish bagpipes). 

She is grateful for an exhilarating performance life that involves playing in Broadway orchestras, klezmer bands, Irish traditional settings, jazz ensembles, wedding bands, classical chamber groups, rock/pop/soul bands, New Orleans brass bands, and any musical opportunity that fits in her wheelhouse.

 

In May 2022 she had the pleasure of performing onstage with The Who at Madison Square Garden and at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. She frequently performs as a sub on Irish flute, whistles, and uilleann pipes at the fantastic hit Broadway show, Come From Away

Amy is the saxophonist with the fabulous Kevin Smith Kirkwood in his solo show, Classic Whitney: Alive!  and she is a member of the band for the outstanding concert series, Broadway Sings.

 

Amy views teaching as an essential and inseparable partner to her performance life and vice versa. In addition to teaching  private lessons online, she is also on the woodwind faculty at The Third Street Music School Settlement in the East Village and is a Teaching Artist with PopsEd, the music education outreach program of the New York Pops.

 

She grew up in Maryland and has lived in many places before finally settling in New York City in 2015.

 

Her formal education was acquired from The North Carolina School of the Arts (specialized high school diploma in music and Bachelor of Music), Arizona State University (Master of Music), and Louisiana State University (Doctor of Musical Arts). Her informal education is much less tidy, far more complicated, and infinitely more interesting.


Amy took full advantage of all the time she spent at home during the pandemic: she reorganized her entire apartment, sold all of her unused stuff on eBay, shaved her head, acquired many jaw harps, built this website, became obsessed with her plants, and learned to play the uilleann pipes

SAXOPHONES • CLARINETS • BASSOON • MODERN FLUTES •
IRISH FLUTE • IRISH WHISTLES • UILLEANN PIPES 

For a full CV, email Amy directly at amygriffiths817@gmail.com 

To view a basic performance resumé, scroll down

SELECTED PERFORMANCES

BROADWAY/OFF-BROADWAY
 Cheek To Cheek, York Theatre Co. (Reed 1: flute/clarinet/tenor saxophone)
Come From Away, Schoenfeld Theatre (Irish flute/whistles/uilleann pipes), sub
Romeo and Bernadette, Theater 555 (flute/clarinet/tenor saxophone), sub
• Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, Signature Theatre (flute/dizi/clarinet/bass clarinet/alto saxophone), sub
Chicago, Ambassador Theatre (piccolo/clarinet/soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone), sub
Cats, Neil Simon Theatre (clarinet/soprano saxophone/baritone saxophone), sub


NYC CONCERTS and REGIONAL SHOWS/TOURS
• The Who Hits Back! 2022 Tour, Madison Square Garden and Bethel Woods Center for the Arts (clarinet/bass clarinet)
• various shows with Broadway Sings, The Cutting Room, Sony Hall, Le Poisson Rouge (clarinet/alto saxophone/tenor saxophone)
• various shows with Classic Whitney: Alive featuring Kevin Smith Kirkwood, The Cutting Room and Joe's Pub (flute/soprano saxophone/tenor saxophone/tambourine)
• various shows with The Temptations & The Four Tops, 2021 Tour
• various shows with Metropolitan Klezmer and Isle of Klezbos (clarinet and tenor saxophone)
• Jesus Christ Superstar, A Contemporary Theatre of Connecticut (Reed 1: flute/clarinet/tenor saxophone)
Tappin' Thru Life featuring Maurice Hines, Atlanta Tour, Philadelphia Tour, New World Stages, NJPAC (tenor saxophone/baritone saxophone)
• solo cabaret shows of various artists including Bianca Marroquin, Haley Swindal, and Mark Nadler at Feinstein's/54 Below, Green Room 42, Metropolitan Room, Hidden Cabaret (woodwinds)

SELECTED DISCOGRAPHY

• Shifting Cells, studio recording for solo alto saxophone with percussion ensemble
• Broadway's Carols For a Cure, vol. 17
• Jesus Christ Superstar, studio cast recording by She Is Risen Productions

 

EDUCATION

• Bachelor of Music, The North Carolina School of the Arts, 1993
• Private Study in Paris, France, 1993-95
• Master of Music in Performance and Pedagogy, Arizona State University, 1997
• Doctor of Musical Arts, Louisiana State University, 2010
• Private Study in NYC on bassoon, modern flute, Irish flute, uilleann pipes, 2015-present

 

ENDORSEMENTS

Selmer Paris saxophones
De Jacques neckstraps
Eargasm Ambassador