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MM, Bowling Green State University, Vocal Performance BM, Eastern Michigan University, Vocal Performance
2017-Graduate Division Second Place Conrad Art Song Competition 2016-2018 Full Tuition Scholarship Bowling Green State University 2016-2018 Allen Scholarship Bowling Green State University 2014-2016 Gilbert Scholarship Eastern Michigan University
Soprano, Amanda W. is recently graduated from Bowling GreenState University with her Master's in Vocal Performance. For her undergrad, she attended Eastern Michigan University and received her Bachelor's in Vocal Performance. She attended the Utah Vocal Arts academy over the summer of 2017. For the summer of 2016, she was given a tuition scholarship by the American Institute of Musical Studies to study in Graz, Austria. During the years 2015-2016, she was a young artist with the Pittsfield Opera Theatre and sang with the Dixboro United Methodist Chancellor Choir. Her awards include; 2nd Place in the Graduate Division of the Conrad Art Song Competition, the Shirley Verett Young Artist Honorable Mention from the Harold Haugh Light Opera Vocal Competition, and was Second Place in the Junior Division at the NATS Regional Competition. She has performed notable roles such as; Amanda in The Carp, Kitty in The Golden Girl, Lady Psyche in Princess Ida, Shirley Kaplan in Street Scene, Tessa in The Gondoliers, Cecily in La Divina, Adele in Die Fledermaus, 2nd Woman in Dido and Aeneas, and more. She premiered in the first full recording of The Free Lance by Sousa with the Comic Opera Guild, playing the role of Griselda.
I began teaching during my Masters. I have taught at the Forte Music School in Toledo, and a few lessons privately. Now that I have graduated I plan on taking more time to dedicate to building my voice studio. I thrive on making a fun, warm, comfortable environment for my students. This will be a place where it is okay to make mistakes because we know they will aid us in our successes. Students are free to work on music from any genre; from classical, to jazz, to musical theatre, to pop. The techniques we work on will help you become a stronger singer in all genres.
I do not provide a strict curriculum. Instead, I form lessons based on student's needs as I feel this is more effective and more personalized. Things that we may explore include; warm-ups, posture, breathing techniques, tongue twisters, learning to read notation, and rhythm. I prided myself on not only teaching the basics of singing but how the body works in conjunction with it. I strive for my students to not only know 'how' but also 'why'. My ultimate goal is to provide an encouraging environment, that will stimulate a desire for lifelong musical learning.
I provide a judgment-free environment and thus give my students confidence. Through this confidence, they will expand their knowledge of mental awareness, body awareness, and vocal awareness. My extensive education will help provide my students with an accurate academic vocal experience; from the knowledge of repertoire to the way the body works. I pride myself on being able to adapt to a variety of learning styles: from visual to kinesthetic. This flexible approach helps me to reach a wider range of students.
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