Amy Kotsonis is Associate Professor of Choral Ensembles and Music Education, conducts the UNI Singers and Women's Chorus and teaches choral conducting, choral methods, and introduction to music education. Dr. Kotsonis is the Artistic Director of the Metropolitan Chorale, the longest running community chorus in the Cedar Valley, and she was recently appointed as the Artistic Director of the UNI Children's Choir. Prior to graduate school at Florida State University, she served as Assistant Conductor, Director of Workshops, and Satellite School Teacher for the Young People's Chorus of New York City (YPC). Kotsonis directed the Intermezzo chorus, served as vocal coach for all divisions, and prepared YPC choruses for radio and television appearances, recording sessions, tours, and performances throughout New York City’s concert halls and abroad.
An active clinician, Dr. Kotsonis has directed choral workshops and conducted festivals throughout New England, New York City, Florida and the Midwest. She is active in state and national organizations and has presented at state, national and international conferences. She was the Artistic Director of Soho Voce and Assistant Conductor of the Soharmoniums, two choral ensembles based in New York City. Dr. Kotsonis has previously taught in public schools in New York City and Boston, and serves as conductor and instructor at the Summer Youth Music School at the University of New Hampshire. She is also an active church musician, having served in a variety of churches in Maine, New Hampshire and Florida.
Dr. Kotsonis completed a Doctor of Philosophy in Choral Conducting and Music Education at Florida State University. She is also a graduate of the University of New Hampshire with a Master of Arts in Choral Conducting and Music History, and New York University with a Bachelor of Science in Music Education.