Kenneth Amis was born and raised in Bermuda. He is presently the tuba player of the Empire Brass and the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra. Amis has been commissioned by numerous organizations including the Belmont High School Band (MA), the Massachusetts Instrumental Conductors Association, the New England Conservatory Wind Ensemble, the University of Scranton (PA), College Band Directors National Association, Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and the Boston Classical Orchestra. As a tuba player, Amis has soloed with the English Chamber Orchestra and has been a member of the Tanglewood Festival Orchestra and the New World Symphony Orchestra.
Amis has served on the faculties of Boston University, Boston University Tanglewood Institute and the Pacific Music Festival in Japan. He is also currently working as assistant conductor of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Wind Ensemble.
Amis enrolled in Boston University at age sixteen, where he majored in composition and studied tuba with Chester Schmitz and Sam Pilafian. After graduating from Boston University and becoming a licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, he attended the New England Conservatory where he earned a master’s degree in Composition.
- B.M., Boston University
- M.M., New England Conservatory of Music