Oberlin College & Conservatory - B.A. Psychology
Oberlin College & Conservatory - B.M. Piano Performance
Amber Scherer is a Korean-German pianist and educator. In May 2021, she graduated from Oberlin College & Conservatory with degrees in Psychology and Piano Performance. Amber then spent a year as a Resident Teaching Artist for the AmeriCorps/ArtistYear program in Queens, NY and as a Piano Faculty member at the Brooklyn Music School. Currently, she is pursuing a Master's in Collaborative Piano at The Juilliard School, working with Professors Jonathon Feldman and Lydia Brown. Amber will simultaneously continue her work as an educator at the Brooklyn Music School and Virtu.Academy.
Amber is a recipient of the 2022 Segal Education Award from the U.S. Department of Education. She has spent her summers both as an educator and performer. Most recently, she worked as staff pianist and chamber coach at the Harpa International Music Festival and has attended various programs on fellowship, including the Colorado College Summer Music Festival, The Cleveland Orchestra's Kent-Blossom Music Festival, and the Vivace Matera International Festival.
Amber has worked to support causes of accessibility and diversity in music. In Brooklyn and Queens, NY, she has taught outreach courses at public schools that otherwise did not have the means to teach music. In her hometown of Chicago as well as Oberlin, she has greatly enjoyed visiting senior homes and local churches to perform. And, during her studies at Oberlin, Amber spent three years in student leadership positions, spearheading Oberlin's first annual Asian Cultural Music Festival and numerous community events. Amber hopes to continue studying performance, therapy, and education, focusing on improving access and engagement with the arts.