Amy Rice-Young (Blumenthal) (b. 1952) received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Colorado and her Masters from the University of Michigan, both in flute performance. She has been actively involved with flute ensembles, having coordinated chamber-music for masterclasses with William Bennett, Trevor Wye, and a variety of other masterclasses. She has presented concerts and clinics internationally, and has conducted the National High School Flute Choir, the NFA Professional Flute Choir, and numerous others. Amy is currently the Conductor of the National Flute Choir, which has released many CDs to international acclaim. She teaches Music Business classes at a variety of colleges and universities, and free-lances in the Charlotte area. Ms. Rice Blumenthal was the former president of ALRY Publications, a company that publishes and promotes wind and chamber music. She is also an editor for Columbia Pictures Publications. She is Past President of the Flute Industry Council (1988-89). She was a delegate on the NFA trips to the Soviet Union and China.
Amy is active with numerous volunteer organizations, including the Charlotte Mecklenburg Arts and Science Council, and the NC State Arts Council, and the Board for the Spoleto USA Festival. Additionally, she serves on Music Advisory Boards for Appalachian State University, the North Carolina School of the Arts, and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Amy is Arts Advisor to the Blumenthal Foundation and serves on the Boards of Wildacres Retreat and the Wildacres Leadership Initiative (Friday Fellows).