Amy Hoffman Hughley
Associate Artistic Director
Amy Hoffman Hughley joined the artistic staff of the Indianapolis Children’s Choir in the fall of 2014 as director of Bella Voce, ICC’s high school women’s ensemble. In the fall of 2016, she began her role as ICC’s Associate Artistic Director. Mrs. Hughley also serves as an adjunct faculty member at Butler University, where she teaches Secondary Methods courses to music education majors. In addition, she is a private piano instructor, serving students of many ages and abilities. From 2002 to 2012, Hughley taught choral music at Riverwood High School in Atlanta, GA, where she was named Teacher of the Year in 2011. From 2013 to 2014 she served as president of the Georgia American Choral Director’s Association, and her choral articles have appeared in national and state ACDA publications.
Under Mrs. Hughley’s sole direction, the choral program at Riverwood grew from forty-five students to over one hundred fifty choral students in five performing choirs. Hughley also taught Advanced Placement Music Theory and International Baccalaureate Music as well as group piano classes at Riverwood for ten years, where she quadrupled the size of the AP and IB classes and consistently increased passing scores.
Her top women’s choir, the Riverwood Singers, performed at the American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Southern Division Conference in 2010, as well as the Georgia Music Educators (GMEA) In Service Convention in 2008. Additionally, her Riverwood men’s choir performed at the GMEA convention in 2011. Riverwood choirs consistently received superior ratings at the Georgia Large Group Performance Evaluation during Mrs. Hughley’s tenure. Her choirs also performed at the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine in New York City, Pearl Harbor, Florida State University, and other nationwide venues.
Mrs. Hughley has been a choral clinician and adjudicator for several honor choirs and festivals throughout Georgia and Indiana, and currently serves on the board of the Indiana Choral Directors Association as newsletter editor. Prior to teaching at Riverwood, she directed the high school choral program for three years at The Wesleyan School in Norcross, Georgia.
Mrs. Hughley received her Masters of Music Education from The University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Piano Pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in Princeton, New Jersey. During her undergraduate studies, she was a three-year member of the Westminster Choir under the direction of Joseph Flummerfelt, where she toured to Korea, Taiwan, and France, and sang in many of the operas performed at the Spoleto USA Festival in Charleston, South Carolina. She studied piano with Ingrid Jacobson Clarfield, voice with Laura Brooks Rice, and conducting with James Jordan, Andrew Megill, Allen Crowell and Melanie Jacobson. She has led seminars on the piano music of Claude Debussy at Westminster Choir College and at the Georgia Independent Schools Association Conference, and she taught High School Piano Camp at Westminster Choir College for eight summers.
In the summer of 2013, she moved to Indianapolis, Indiana, where she resides with her husband, Brad and her daughter, Katharine.