Chicagoland native Amy Krueger is an active freelancer with frequent appearances in ensembles across the Midwest. She is the current fourth horn of the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, and third horn of the Des Moines Metro Opera. The 2018-19 season will see performances with the Chicago Philharmonic, Chicago Composers Orchestra, the Chicago Gargoyle Brass and Organ Ensemble, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Ann Arbor Symphony, and South Bend Symphony.
Ms. Krueger is a former member of the Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she was involved in the pilot program for the current Civic Fellows program. During her time in Civic, she worked closely with Yo-Yo Ma, members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and administration, and fellow Civic Members to serve the community and enhance the reach of classical music.
An active chamber musician, Ms. Krueger is founder, President, and horn player for New Chicago Brass. New Chicago Brass (or NCB, as members fondly call it) is a Chicago-based 10-piece brass ensemble in the style of the Philip Jones Brass Ensemble. NCB’s members are freelance brass players in the Chicagoland area who regularly perform with the region’s top professional orchestras and teach at colleges and universities throughout the Midwest.
Ms. Krueger holds a BA in Meteorology and Spanish from Ball State University, where she also studied horn with the late Dr. Fred Ehnes, and an MM from Rutgers University, studying with Dr. Douglas Lundeen. She has also studied under Dale Clevenger, Michael Mulcahy, James Smelser, William VerMeulen, and Daniel Gingrich.
When not performing or traveling, Amy loves watching supernatural TV shows, reading urban and high fantasy novels, vegetarian cooking, and hanging out with her senior beagle mix rescue, Furry.