Artist Profile

Chicago, Illinois

Amy Lowe

Lowe, Amy

Amy Lowe believes that life is art. "Music constantly pulses through us, in our blood, in our bones, in the air we breathe, in the pattern of footsteps, in the rhythm of speech and the space in between." When Amy stops, looks and listens, paying attention and focusing, she can hear the sounds in silence. Over the years, she has written hundreds of songs and have guided others through the same process. She believes that each of us has our own innate ability to create and express ourselves uniquely. Her medium is music. Like many before Amy, she believes that music is “the soul’s medicine.” Amy’s goal is to inspire others to explore the magic of sound, to find the rhythm in rhyme, and to use music as a collaborative medium of communication, sharing, and learning.

In the field of arts in education Amy’s work is quite extensive. Since 1984, she’s been a Teaching Artist for several arts organizations including: The Illinois Arts Council, Urban Gateways-Arts for Learning; Ravinia-Reach, Teach, Play and Merit School of Music-Bridges Program, Art Institute of Chicago; Multi-Arts Camp. Alliance. She’s designed programs that integrate the arts into the curriculum and has appeared in over 1000 elementary schools, high schools, community centers and universities throughout the country as a touring and school assembly performer, workshops, facilitator, residence and teaching artist.

Counties Served
Statewide
Preferred Groups/Populations
Schools (grades pre-K-12), college level, at-risk, seniors, special needs/disabilities, social service groups, hospital/health care groups & ESL
Venues
Classrooms, Libraries, Parks & Recreation, Performing Arts Centers, Community Centers, Colleges & Universities
Fees, Availability and Technical Requirements
Open availability. Workshops start at $100-$150/hour and residencies $2500-$5000/week.
Professional Development Workshops: Teacher/Staff Training
Master Classes
Program/Residency Activity Descriptions: Schools/Communities
ESL Through Music and Creative Dramatics; Music, Movement, Drawing and Literature; History Alive; Music and Math; Music for Moms and Babies; Every Picture Tells a Story; Interdisciplinary Arts Across the Curriculum for Parents, Teachers & Staff & ESL Adult Learners.