Amy Barthel is the Fine Arts Coordinator and Music Supervisor for the Washoe County School District. Barthel oversees approximately 200 music, visual arts, and theater teachers and advocates for quality fine arts education for all 62,000 students in the district. Prior to becoming the Fine Arts Coordinator, she was the music instructional coach, mentor, and an elementary music teacher.
Amy and her husband Dan are Co-Directors of the Lake Tahoe Music Camp, a week-long summer camp offered through the University of Nevada, Reno School of the Arts. Prior to becoming Camp Director, Amy was on staff at LTMC, first as a junior counselor and then as a flute instructor. She has been involved with the camp since 2001.
Barthel earned both her Master of Educational Leadership and Bachelor of Music Education degrees from the University of Nevada, Reno. Amy has served as a Washoe Zone Representative and Professional Development Conference Chair for the Nevada Music Educators Association, is a past president of the Sierra Nevada Chapter of the Orff Schulwerk Association, was the fundraising chair for the Sierra Nevada Children’s Choir, and most recently is on the Reno Philharmonic Education Committee. Amy previously played the flute and piccolo with the Reno Wind Symphony and Reno Municipal Band and currently plays with the Reno Pops Orchestra.