Amy Day is a San Diego-based musician, writer, and professor. The writer and composer-lyricist of “In the Midst of Plenty,” Amy spent the summer of 2022 alongside Anne-Marie O’Sullivan of Enchanted Croi Theatre, bringing 'In the Midst of Plenty' to the stage for the first time; in addition to writing the piece, Amy served as the Music Director for the production, orchestrating and arranging the score. She also played piano and accordion in the band for its 2023 performances.
Amy has written for and performed with a number of Americana and indie-folk bands, including the 2020 San Diego Music Awards-nominated duo The Spiritual Motels. Amy has studied playwrighting with Aleta Barthell (Window of Shame, finalist for National Playwrights Conference 2020-2021 and 2016 HUMANITAS/CTG Playwriting Prize) and musical theatre songwriting with Mark Hollmann (Urinetown, winner of 2002 Tony Award and 2001 Obie Award for best music and lyrics).
An educator, Amy has served on the board of directors for and taught at Rock and Roll Camp for Girls San Diego, has been an active member of the Lady Brain Collective, and participates in writing groups for songwriters, playwrights, and musical theatre composers. Amy also teaches Legal Writing at California Western School of Law. During the summer of 2019, Amy taught a course in human rights at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. While there, she visited the National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park; it was this visit that inspired Amy to bring the Strokestown story to life through music.