The American soprano, attended Converse College as a vocal performance major and graduated from Furman University with a Bachelor of Music degree in church music, concentrating in vocal performance and choral studies. She also attended The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, studying vocal performance, church music and music education.
Amy Joye-Bailey is an accomplished soloist and choral musician. She specializes in sacred music, and has been singing in choirs, leading in worship services and performing at community and church events her entire life. She is equally masterful on the stage presenting Classical, Opera, Oratorio, Musical Theatre, and Jazz repertoire.
From 2001 to 2008, Amy Joye-Bailey lived in Charlotte (North Carolina), where she performed as a soloist and chorister for many professional and volunteer choral groups including The Ethos Chamber Singers, VOX, The Cantata Singers, Festival Singers, Carolina Voices, and The Myers Park Baptist Chancel Choir and Motet Singers. In Charlotte, Amy sang and coached extensively with Paul E. Oakley and enjoyed many outstanding performing opportunities, including her New York debut at the Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, where she was the soprano soloist for Schubert’s Mass in G major. She was also honored to sing The Star Spangled Banner at Sky Show 2002, Charlotte’s official July 4th fireworks celebration.
Amy Joye-Bailey moved back to Greenville in 2008 and made her debut with Greenville Light Opera Works (GLOW) in the fall of 2010. She is a member of the Greenville Chorale and its professional Chamber Ensemble. She is a also a frequent soloist at First Baptist Church, Greenville, where she is a member of the Adult Choir.
Also a respected music educator, Amy Joye-Bailey concentrates in early childhood and elementary music. She has taught preschool and elementary music and directed children’s choirs in Louisville (Kentucky), Huntersville, (North Carolina), Charlotte (North Carolina) and served as the founding director of The Catawba College Children’s Choir in Salisbury (North Carolina). The former Music Associate for Children at The Myers Park Baptist Church in Charlotte (North Carolina), She is also a curriculum author and clinician for church children’s choir programs, and has presented workshops for children and their directors in Kentucky, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Missouri.
Currently, Amy Joye-Bailey is the director of the Junior Choir at First Baptist Church, Greenville and is the Musikgarten Instructor for The Music and Arts Academy at First Baptist Greenville which opened in August of 2010. She completed Levels I and II in the Orff Schulwerk program at the University of Kentucky and is a licensed and certified Musikgarten Instructor.