Holding degrees in jazz guitar performance and composition, Amy Brandon is currently completing an interdisciplinary PhD in music cognition at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. She has performed internationally (Canada, USA, Australia, New Zealand, UK) and at several festivals including the Ottawa International Jazz Festival, the Guitar Now Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival Spring Series and the 2016 Open Waters Experimental Music Festival. In 2015-16 she attended the Banff Workshop in Jazz and Creative Music, Interplay with the Vancouver Chamber Choir as well as an Atlantic Centre for the Arts residency with composer Myra Melford. In addition to performance and composition, she writes and presents academic work concerning cognition and guitar expertise. She has presented her work at conferences in Australia, Switzerland, Hungary and the UK as well as published in Just Jazz Guitar magazine.