Amy L. Bradley joins the NAfME team as Editor on February 20, 2024 with more than 20 years of professional experience in music, education, research, writing, editing, and consulting.

Previously she worked for six years as a freelance editor, writing coach, and project consultant, helping faculty, students, and independent scholars in musicology, music education, performance, theory, and other disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to achieve their writing and publication goals, which have included books, journal articles, dissertations, grant proposals, and more.

Amy has a PhD in Musicology from Florida State University, where she also taught graduate and undergraduate courses in the College of Music for nine years. Her favorite courses to teach were music bibliography, music history, and music literature and analysis. She has a BA in Music from Wake Forest University and has also been a piano teacher for K-12 students, as well as a performing pianist and vocalist. As a music historian, her research has focused primarily on music and dance, French and American musical modernism, and intersections of classical, jazz, and popular styles in early twentieth-century Paris.

Amy understands deeply the value of music and the arts, creative expression, and effective communication in our education systems and everyday lives. She comes from a family of active musicians and music educators and has cultivated these interests and values throughout her life.

She believes that curiosity, creativity, and connection are at the heart of education, research, writing, and life. As an editor and collaborator, she seeks to establish trust and communicate thoughtfully—asking questions, making suggestions, and providing constructive feedback while honoring individual voices, styles, and ideas. She finds it endlessly rewarding to empower people as they develop and refine their ideas and to help them navigate the writing, editing, and publication processes.

Amy lives in Asheville, NC, where she enjoys spending time with family, friends, and her dog, Kai, as well as being involved with local organizations, including the Symphony Guild, the Story Parlor, and Asheville Sister Cities. She also finds great joy in hiking, cycling, reading, writing, cooking, gardening, and listening to a wide variety of music.

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