Dr. Amy Canchola holds a Doctorate in Vocal Performance (DMA) from the University of North Texas, a Masters from Southern Methodist University and a Bachelors Degree in Music from Butler University.
She has performed opera and musical theatre throughout the country and was selected to sing with Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, the Bach-Millennium Festival, and the National NATS Conference. In June 2020, National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) selected Dr. Canchola to present her doctoral research in a lecture recital on the life and music of Maria Grever for the National Convention.
Canchola has studied with experts in classical voice such as Amelia Rollings-Bigler, Christine Goerke, and Molly Fillmore and Contemporary Commercial Music including Natalie Weiss, Jeanie LoVetri and Matthew Edwards. She is certified in Somatic Voicework (sm), NeuroVocal Method, and various professional development courses. She has been actively involved in the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), Garland Music Teachers Association (GMTA), and the Speakeasy Cooperative.
Canchola strives to promote music of Latina women and Mexican composers. She is a member of Duo Atesorado and Duo Floreciente.
Dr. Canchola prides herself on being a champion for the student. Members of her studio can be assured they always have someone in their corner cheering them on. Dr. Canchola's students are members of the TMEA All-State choir, NATS Winners, active performers, and often pre-collegiate track singers. However, one of her favorite quotes is "Those who wish to sing always find a song". Therefore, if you're ready to work hard and take ownership of your vocal journey, you will find your voice.
When she isn't teaching, Dr. Canchola can be found spending time with her husband and children or rehearsing with her duo, Duo Floreciente. She and her husband, Gil, have four children and own Canchola Handyman Services.
- Zoe Settle -
"After many misses with previous voice teachers, Amy really turned things around for me. I’ve always loved singing, but nerves would get the best of me when singing in front of others. She has helped me to find my confidence and feel prepared for any audition or opportunity that comes my way. Truly can’t say enough good things!"