Ms. Amy J. Bovin is the Head Director of Bands at Greenwich High School (GHS) in Greenwich, CT. The GHS Band Program is noted as being one of the premiere high school programs in the region. Ms. Bovin is also a current PhD in Music Education Candidate as well as a previous conducting instructor at The University of Hartford’s The Hartt School. Previously, she completed the degree of Masters of Music in Instrumental Conducting at The University of Connecticut where she was a graduate assistant the UConn Athletic Bands and a Teaching Assistant with the conducting classes and ensembles.
Beyond her degrees, Ms. Bovin has attended conducting workshops with Mallory Thompson, Euguene Corpron, Glen Adsit, Frank Ticheli, Michael Haithcock, Michael Colgrass, Charles Peltz and Frank Battisi at The Hartt School, Northwestern University, and the New England Conservatory. She also had the experience of conducting the United States Coast Guard Band at the US Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT, and was a conductor for the Hartford Opera Theater’s New in November Series. Throughout the school year Ms. Bovin is a frequent clinician at conferences, festivals, and workshops around the nation and at her colleagues’ schools working with their band programs.
Ms. Bovin was chosen as a participant at the 2019 International Conducting Workshop Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, as a recipient of a 2018 CBDNA Mike Moss Conducting Grant, and as one of three conductors internationally to participate in the 2015 Cortona Sessions for New Music in Cortona, Italy. At the 2016 Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic, Ms. Bovin received the Citation of Merit award from Women’s Band Directors International for outstanding contribution to bands and band music.
Ms. Bovin is the President for Connecticut Music Educators Association, the Connecticut State representative for Women's Band Directors International, and a member of The National Association of Music Education, the International Society for Music Education, Instrumental Music Teacher Educators, the Society for Research in Music Education, the Society for Music Teacher Education, College Band Directors’ National Association, the National Band Association, and the American Bandmasters’ Association. She was also a National Officer of Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority.
Ms. Bovin currently resides in Connecticut with her cat Lily.