Amy Haltom earned her Master's degree in Historical Performance on Baroque violin from the Mannes College of Music in New York City after studying modern viola and music history and literature at the University of North Texas. At Mannes she studied Baroque violin with Nancy Wilson, viola da gamba with Martha McGaughey,
improvisation with Grant Herreid, and continuo with Arthur Haas. In addition to performing historical styles on Baroque and Renaissance violin and viola, she cultivates an interest in improvisatory music of all genres, most notably Latin music and jazz. She has performed extensively on the East coast and performed with and coached ensembles throughout the Southwest. Amy is a founding member and director of the Colorado-based Boulder Broken Consort and a founding member of the Bay area-based early music ensemble Galileo Project, which has performed as a featured group at the 2002 Amherst Early Music Festival and on the 2004 Berkeley Early Music Festival fringe series. Since moving to the Bay area in 2003 she has appeared
as a violist with ensembles such as the Sacramento Symphony, Sacramento Choral Society, and North Bay Opera while serving as Co-Director of Galileo Music Academy in San Ramon. Amy resides in the charming East Bay town of Crockett.