Meet the Musician
Musician 1st Class Amy N. Broadbent,
Musician 1st Class Amy Nicole Broadbent, originally from Rockville, Maryland, joined the Navy Band as a soprano vocalist in 2017. She earned bachelor's degrees in vocal performance and music education from the University of Maryland, College Park in 2014. As first-place winner of the 2015 National Society of Arts and Letters Winston Voice Competition, Broadbent used her scholarship to study in Weimar, Germany, appearing as Pamina in Mozart's “Die Zauberflöte.” At the invitation of artistic director Matthew Halls, Broadbent was a 2016 Vocal Fellow at the Oregon Bach Festival, singing as a soloist for Bach's “Christmas Oratorio” and Haydn's “St. Nicholas Mass.”
As an ensemble singer, she has performed with many of the nation's leading professional choral ensembles, including the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, the Berwick Chorus of the Oregon Bach Festival, The Crossing, The Thirteen, the Folger Consort, the Choir of the Washington National Cathedral and the Washington Bach Consort. In addition to her duties with the Sea Chanters, Broadbent has been active in the Washington area as a church musician. As a member of the Choir of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, she had the honor of singing for Pope Francis on his 2015 visit to the United States.