"This process has afforded me incredible opportunities to pursue my passions and to learn more about myself."
Amy's youth was spent in community and church choirs, photographing family vacations and collecting Viewmaster reels from each location. "After college, I sang occasionally, but drifted away from singing as a creative release. Without consciously doing so, I gave up on my voice." Amy used her fellowship to rediscover her voice and reignite her fascination with Viewmaster photography. Through an invitation from a friend, she traveled with the Colorado Symphony Chorus to Budapest, Vienna, Prague, and Litomysl in the Czech Republic, attending performances in each location and exploring the art and culture of each city. In preparation for her trip, Amy purchased a digital single-lens reflex camera with a stereo lens and captured thousands of images on her trip that she will use to create Viewmaster reels.
Additionally, Amy took weekly voice lessons through the Butler Community Arts Program. She continues to work toward her goal of signing in a chorus. "I developed this project to assist me in becoming a stronger voice for the Eiteljorg Museum collections. My vocal endurance is much improved because I am more aware of using my breath and my body to support my voice."