Wyatt Ambrose
Music and Music Education
Areas of Expertise

Electric Guitar, Jazz, Pop music, Rock Ensemble

B.M., SUNY Purchase Jazz Conservatory

Wyatt Ambrose

Artist in Residence

Wyatt Ambrose is a guitarist, educator, and composer based in Oneonta NY. He received his B.M. in Jazz Studies from SUNY Purchase where he studied with esteemed musicians such as Jon Faddis, Vic Juris, Paul Meyers, and Kenny Washington. While at Purchase, Wyatt performed with the Purchase Latin-Jazz Orchestra at the Birdland Jazz Club in Manhattan, as well as Technos College’s Fall festival in Toyko Japan with vocalist Lucy Wijnands.

Although Wyatt has spent much of his career performing and studying Jazz, he has worked in various genres such as Funk, Motown, R&B, Organ Trio, Rock, and even Heavy Metal. He is an in-demand sideman and performs regularly throughout NY State, as well as working on and performing with his own creative projects. Wyatt has performed with artists including Eric Finland (Eric Krasno) and Adam Ippolito (Elephant’s Memory, John Lennon, Kool and the Gang). He has appeared at venues such as The Bitter End and Rockwood Music Hall in Manhattan. Wyatt also has taught in private lesson studios throughout NY state and was a coach for the 2018 Oneonta Pop Music Experience Camp.

Wyatt is currently an Artist in Residence at Hartwick College, where he teaches electric guitar lessons, popular music courses, and directs the Rock Ensemble.