AMY NICOLE BROADBENT
SOPRANO, CONDUCTOR, COMPOSER
Acclaimed for vibrant and engaging performances of oratorio, art song, opera, and chamber music, Amy Nicole Broadbent is a sought-after interpreter of a wide range of vocal music, from the music of Bach & Handel through newly-composed works. Amy has performed as a soloist for the Oregon Bach Festival, Staunton Music Festival, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Washington National Cathedral, Washington Bach Consort, The Thirteen, Folger Consort, Reading Choral Society, Washington Master Chorale, and New Dominion Chorale, and as a recitalist for Dumbarton Concerts (upcoming), Music on the Lake, and the Chautauqua Institution. She created the role of Sebastian in Scott Ordway’s opera, The Outer Edge of Youth, her recording of which was acclaimed by Opera News (Critic’s Choice), Gramophone, and BBC Music Magazine. Other stage roles include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Bastienne (Bastien und Bastienne), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte), Johanna (Sweeney Todd), La Statue Animée (Pygmalion), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Elsie (The Yeoman of the Guard), and Ms. Jessel (The Turn of the Screw). Amy won first-place in the Audrey Rooney Bach Competition (Kentucky Bach Choir) and the National Society of Arts and Letters’ Winston Voice Competition, and was a prizewinner for the Lyndon Woodside Oratorio-Solo Competition (New York Oratorio Society) at Carnegie Hall, the Annapolis Opera Competition, the Bach Vocal Competition for American Singers (Bach Choir of Bethlehem), and the Franco-American Grand Concours Vocal Competition.
A multi-faceted musician devoted to ensemble music, Amy is a founding member of vocal quartet The Polyphonists, and has lent her voice to award-winning ensembles including The Crossing, Seraphic Fire, True Concord, The Choir of Trinity Wall Street, Santa Fe Desert Chorale, and the Choir of the Basilica. Amy is passionate about promoting and programming classical music written by women. Amy’s own compositions and arrangements have been performed at venues including the White House, Washington National Cathedral, and the Basilica of the National Shrine, sung by ensembles including the Thirteen, the U.S. Navy Band Sea Chanters, the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, the Cleveland Chamber Choir, and the Air Force Singing Sergeants. Her piece Wartime Christmas, written for the 100th anniversary of the Armistice, was broadcast nationally in 2018. From 2018-2020, she served as Assistant Conductor for the Victorian Lyric Opera Company, where her conducting was hailed as “stellar… a balletic piece of choreography” (Ruby Griffith Award) in performances of The Gondoliers, Princess Ida, H.M.S. Pinafore, and The Pirates of Penzance. She is the Assistant Conductor of the U.S. Navy Sea Chanters, the official chorus of the U.S. Navy. Amy studied voice and conducting at the University of Maryland, and her teachers include Elizabeth Daniels, Gran Wilson, Carmen Balthrop, and Edward Maclary.