A proud native of Oklahoma City, Am're Ford is a multi-instrumentalist, composer, performer, teacher and consultant. He holds a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance from the University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) and a Master of Music in Music Composition from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). While attending UCO, Am’re was a member of the UCO Wind Symphony, Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, Chamber orchestra, and director of the UCO Ebony Gospel Choir.
It was at UCO that Am’re discovered his gift of writing music. Since that discovery, he has had pieces performed across the nation. Am’re melds his favorite genres of music, classical and gospel, together to create his unique sound. In 2018 he established SymDesign as the vehicle for his composing, performing and consulting endeavors.
Am’re has a passion for children, especially in the areas of access and exposure, which lead to the founding of Arts in Action, Inc.
With an extensive history of being an organist and pianist for local churches and community events, Am’re enjoys any opportunity to engage in meaningful experiences and is passionate about making a positive impact on the next generation of musicians.
Recent accomplishments include Leadership Arts 2020, Next Gen Under 30, 2020 Sphinx Connect Fellow. Am’re is a member Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity Inc. and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Fraternity of America Inc.