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Portrait of Amy Dunker

Amy Dunker, DMA

Professor of Music,
Composition, Theory, & Trumpet

Educational Background

Doctor of Musical Arts in Composition from University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music

Master of Music in Composition from Butler University

Master of Music in Trumpet Performance from University of South Dakota

Bachelor of Music Education  from Morningside College


'I have nothing to say and I am saying it.' - John Cage

Amy Dunker
  • Rise Up Strong!

    Rise Up Strong! is a grade 3 1/2 work for Flex Band celebrating human resilience through the COVID-19 Pandemic, Rise Up Strong! is a fanfare expressing the hopes and dreams each of us has for the post-pandemic era.

    Rise Up Strong! was made possible through support from the American Rescue Plan Arts Grant-Artists and Clarke University. Rise Up Strong! is available free of charge to all interested performing ensembles. If you perform the work or would like to contact the composer, feel free to contact Amy Dunker at

    Rise Up Strong Score and Parts

    Rise Up Strong Performance