Hailing from Shenzhen, Guangdong, China, Amy has been featured throughout Asia and the United States. She has appeared at the Percussive Arts Society’s International Convention, Internasonal de Percusion (Columbia), and International Saxophone Symposium and performed with the Beijing Ballet Orchestra, Shenzhen Orchestra, Los Colinas Symphony Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, and Winston-Salem Symphony Orchestra. Her recent performance includes the Timpani concerto, Raise the Roof, with UNCG Wind Ensemble for Carolina Band Festival.
As a principal performer while a graduate student at the University of North Texas, she recorded several CDs, one being Grammy-nominated in the Best Orchestral Performance category. As a Teaching Assistant for her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of North Carolina Greensboro, Amy was named a “Minerva Scholar,” the highest recognition for a doctoral student, and nominated as the 2023 annual Outstanding Graduate Teaching Associates of UNCG College of Visual and Performing Arts.
As a creative writer in Chinese, her article “These Crazy Musicians” is included in the study-abroad advising book, My U.S. Study Journal, published by the University of Science and Technology of China Press. Xin is a proud Vic Firth Sticks and Mallets endorser and an elected Percussive Arts Society International Committee member.