Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra

Concertmaster: Amy Hershberger


Ms. Hershberger has performed extensively as a soloist and in chamber music performances throughout the country.  In addition to her post as Concertmaster of the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, she is the Assistant Concertmaster of the Pasadena Symphony, and has served as a guest concertmaster for the Pasadena Symphony and Pasadena Pops Orchestra, Fresno and Burbank Philharmonics, among others.  A native of Syracuse, N.Y., she has appeared multiple times as a soloist with the Syracuse Symphony Orchestra, as well as with the Santa Barbara Chamber Orchestra, the California State University of Los Angeles Orchestra, the Round Top Festival Orchestra, and the University of Houston Orchestra. 

Frequent recital appearances include performances on “Sunday’s Live” at the LA County Museum of Art, at the Redlands Bowl Summer Festival, and the Azusa Pacific University Artist Series.  A performer in chamber music festivals throughout the United States, she has participated in the Sierra Chamber Society, the Sound Encounters Festival, the Mozart Festival in San Diego, Twentieth Century Unlimited Festival in Santa Fe, the Henry H. Bruman Chamber Music Series, the La Jolla Summerfest and the Utah Music Festival.  As a former faculty member of the Colburn School, her students have gone on to study at USC, Colburn, Juilliard and Curtis Schools of Music, and on to professional careers.

Previously, she was a full scholarship student of Robert Lipsett at the University of Southern California as a recipient of the Heifetz Award, and a student of Dorothy Delay at Juilliard Pre-College.  In addition to her performing career, she has played on over 300 major motion picture soundtracks.

She currently resides in Pasadena, C.A. with her husband and three children, Charlotte, 9, Amelia, 7, and Edmund, 4, and their dog Truman.