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Amy Chivington , Ph.D.

Photo of Professor Amy Chivington, Ph. D, Director of Music Education for Otterbein University

Professor , Director of Music Education
Department of

p/ 614.823.1110
e/ achivington@otterbein.edu
Office: Battelle Fine Arts Center 245


  • The Ohio State University, M.A. and Ph.D.
  • Otterbein University, B.M.E. 

Personal Biography

Dr. Chivington is a graduate of Otterbein University and earned an M.A. and Ph.D. in Music Education from The Ohio State University. Professor Chivington is the Director of Music Education in the Department of Music at Otterbein University where she teaches courses such as Music Education Practicum and Vocal and Choral Methods. Dr. Amy Chivington founded Kinderchor at Otterbein University, a community children's choir formerly in residence for 20 years at Otterbein University. Dr. Chivington serves as Music Director at Indian Run United Methodist Church.  She has been a music educator in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Ohio. She has studied choral literature and conducting with Jean Ashworth Bartle, Maurice Casey, Ann Howard Jones, Henry Leck, Doreen Rao, Robert Shaw, and Sir David Willcocks. Dr. Chivington served the Evansville Children’s choirs in Evansville, Indiana as Artist in Residence 2000-2001. In spring, 2008, she was Artist-in-Residence and Choral Music Consultant at Punahou School in Honolulu, Hawaii. She is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Ohio Music Education Association, and the American Choral Directors Association. She has published articles in the Choral Journal, Music Educators Journal, and the Triad. She was recognized by the Vocal Arts Network with an Ovation 2003 Award for her contributions to the art of singing in Ohio. She has conducted performances and presented sessions for the Music Educators National Conference, the Ohio Music Education Association, the Ohio Choral Directors Association, and the American Guild of Organists. Dr. Chivington is the former Music and Drama/Theatre Consultant in Curriculum and Instruction for the Ohio Department of Education. She serves on several Columbus area Education Committees, including the Columbus Symphony and ProMusica Chamber Orchestra. She is a national scoring advisor for Pearson on the Edtpa project.  She has served as a consultant, adjudicator, and conductor internationally. 

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The Office of Academic Affairs is located in Roush Hall, 27 S. Grove St.

Office Hours

M-F: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

p / 614.823.1556

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