Amanda Roberts
 

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Amanda Roberts is a collaborative pianist at the University of Louisiana Monroe. She is the pianist at McGuire United Methodist Church in West Monroe, LA and a collaborative pianist for the Delta Youth Chorale. Amanda is an active composer, arranger, and teacher. She also plays hammered dulcimer and is a National Hammered Dulcimer Champion (2017). Prior to her work in Monroe, Amanda was the Coordinator of Accompanying at Wright State University in Dayton, OH. She was in high demand as a musician in the Dayton area for a number of years. Amanda has also held collaborative piano posts with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra Chorus and the Dayton Chamber Singers and was a member of COCOA (Composers of Ohio Collaborative Organization for Acoustic Music) in Dayton. She has appeared as a percussionist and pianist with several orchestras along with the United States Air Force Band of Mid-America and Band of Flight. Amanda served as the rehearsal pianist with Keith Lockhart for Benjamin Britten’s War Requiem and also performed the Vivaldi Gloria at Carnegie Hall with the Wright State University Chamber Chorale. She worked closely with Neal Gittleman, conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, on works such as Leonard Bernstein’s Mass. Amanda is a 1998 graduate of the University of Louisiana Monroe with a Bachelor’s in Percussion Performance. She also pursued graduate studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. Her principal piano teachers have been Dr Richard Seiler, Dr. Linda Perry, Dr. Donald Cornell, and Dr. J. Hamilton Monroe.