Amy Walker – QAYC Kinderchor Director

Amy Walkerbr />Kinderchor Director,Quincy Area Youth Chorus

Amy Walker
Kinderchor Director
Photo by Carla Churchill

Amy Walker is a mother, teacher, conductor, and lover of all things music.  Born and raised in Quincy, IL, she lives in Payson with her husband Craig and her daughters Rebecca and Leah.

Teaching in any form has been her passion throughout her life.  Since 2005 she has been an Applied Voice teacher at John Wood Community College, giving one-on-one vocal instruction to her students.  Since 2012 she has been the choir director at St. James Lutheran Church in Quincy, where she prepares and performs weekly choir anthems for church services. Mrs. Walker has taught general music at local schools as well as teaching vocal lessons in her own private voice studio.

Mrs. Walker earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Millikin University in Decatur, IL.  As a student there she was the winner of the Concerto/Aria competition and performed two arias with the Decatur Symphony Orchestra.  In Quincy, she served on the Muddy River Opera Board for many years and has also performed in many of their productions.  For over 10 years she has performed with three of her family members in a vocal quartet called the Fairchild Family Singers, performing around the area at various venues.

Outside of music activities, Amy has played summer softball for most of her life.  She currently plays in the Church Softball league and loves watching the Cardinals (Go Cards!) She coached both of her daughters in summer softball leagues.  Amy feels her most important role in life is serving God as a wife, mother, and musician. She loves children and is thrilled to have the opportunity to teach the children of this community as Kinderchor Conductor.