Mrs. Amie Vredenberg
Chamber & String Ensemble, Symphony Orchestra Director
Amie Vredenburg has been teaching violin and performing since 1999. After completing a Bachelor of Music Education in Violin and Voice at the Crane School of Music at SUNY Potsdam where she was a Presidential Scholar and the recipient of the Harry Kobialka String Player Award as well as the Kenneth Cottrell Memorial Scholarship, she began her career teaching strings in Ballston Spa, NY. Mrs. Vredenburg left Ballston Spa to take an Assistantship at the University of Maryland at College Park where she earned a Master of Music specializing in String Pedagogy, Violin Performance, and Research in Music Education where she also was fortunate to work with John Kendall and Ronda Cole on completing a Suzuki Certification. Mrs. Vredenburg moved back to her home town of Amherst, NY where she is often concert master and soloist on violin and viola throughout Western New York; she performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, Shea’s Performing Arts Center, Artpark, Clarence Summer Orchestra, she is Concert Master of Cheektowaga Symphony and Orchard Park Symphony, and a member of the Oakgrove String Quartet. Amie has been on stage with various great artists such as Stevie Wonder, Rod Stewart, Idina Menzel, Smokey Robinson, The Who, Marie Osmond, and Johnny Mathis.
She maintains a small studio of violinists who consistently perform in the All-County and All-State Ensembles. She absolutely loves being an orchestra director at Bristol Hills Music Camp since 2013, along with guest conducting honors orchestras around the state. Mrs. Vredenburg has four children who each play instruments and sports! She currently teaches 7th and 8th grade orchestra, chamber orchestra, rock orchestra, and lessons at Mill Middle School in the Williamsville Central School District in WNY, and directs the district 5-8 Summer Orchestra.