Amy Sanchez
Lecturer - Horn Performance, Music Performance

With her dynamic personality as a performer and educator, horn player Amy Sanchez has developed a diverse career in Los Angeles that places her at the front of a new generation of multifaceted instrumentalists. She joined the faculty at UCLA as Lecturer of Horn in 2014.

Having performed with the San Francisco Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Pacific Symphony, Pasadena, Santa Barbara, Long Beach, and New West Symphonies, as well as LA Opera, LA Master Chorale, LA Chamber Orchestra, and many other ensembles throughout California, Sanchez is a member of the Fresno Philharmonic, Riverside Philharmonic, the Pageant of the Masters Orchestra in Laguna Beach, and is Principal Horn of the International Chamber Orchestra of Puerto Rico. She has performed internationally throughout Europe, and in India, Israel, and Japan.

An active studio musician, Sanchez often records music for film and television with the Hollywood Studio Symphony, including blockbusters Rogue One, Moana, Star Trek Beyond, and Jurassic World, as well as Netflix original series Luke Cage and Agents of Shield. Most recently, she can be heard on Disney Pixar’s Coco, Jumanji 2, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, and Geostorm. Amy has recorded for hip-hop, pop, rock and jazz artists as diverse as Kendrick Lamar, Kamasi Washington, Florence and the Machine, and Michael Buble’s Grammy Award winning album, To Be Loved. Her brass trio, 3Brass is recording their 2nd album, after the success of the their premiere album, An Offering. Sanchez also plays with jazz ensembles, such as VOCE (Vardan Ovsepian Chamber Ensemble) and Marcel Camargo’s Brazil You Never Heard. Sanchez has toured with Hans Zimmer Live and Andrea Bocelli, and performed with Danny Elfman, Edward Sharp and the Magnetic Zeroes, Kanye West, and Rihanna, as well as multiple performances on NBC’s The Voice.

Originally from upstate NY, Sanchez received her Bachelor of Music degree from Ithaca College, and then toured as the horn soloist with the Broadway show Blast for two years, as well as multiple tours in Japan. She received her Master of Music degree from the University of Southern California, and returned to her Ithaca alma mater to teach as sabbatical replacement Horn Professor in 2007. In addition to her private teaching studio, Sanchez taught at the Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan and has been a teaching artist for the LA Philharmonic and Harmony Project/Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, supported by Gustavo Dudamel. Sanchez also sings and plays guitar, but outside of music, her passions include traveling, running, hiking, surfing… and tango!

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