Amy Nelson




Amy Nelson’s versatile resume crosses classical and commercial spectrums, ranging from pop and Broadway to orchestral and chamber. A native of Waukegan Illinois, she has lived and performed around the world.  As a New York resident, she worked regularly on Broadway.  She also spent two years touring with the International Broadway tours of Cinderella starring Lea Salonga, Fiddler on the Roof starring Topol, and the Sound of Music.  She’s currently an active musician in Chicago’s Broadway theaters.  Amy has performed with pop star Adele and Iceland’s Sigur Ros at the United Center and Madison Square Garden. 

An active cornetist, Amy holds five North American Brass Band Association Solo Champion titles, and has soloed at events like the Great American Brass Band Festival, Grand Celebration of Brass Bands, the Grant Park Music Festival, the International Women’s Brass Conference, and the World Music Festival.  Amy has performed with and coached brass bands across the USA which have enjoyed success at American competitions, in the United Kingdom, and Europe.  She also performs regularly with orchestras in the Chicago area.  She loves cycling and spending time with her family and their puggle when not performing.