Amanda Baker

Amanda B.

Oconomowoc, WI
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About

Amanda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 7+ and special needs

Teaching since:
2012

Welcome fellow singer! My goal as a voice teacher is to embrace each unique voice and bring out a more confident singer regardless of the musical genre! I love teaching each performer how to use their vocal instrument to their greatest potential as well as teaching how to become a great story teller. Taking voice lessons can lead to great personal growth as a performing artist and professional individual. Together we will communicate your personal goals and begin to master the fundamental techniques of singing, along with motivating each performance with emotional honesty.

Experience

Voice Teacher
Aug 2012 - Present
Amanda B. Voice Studio

My experience teaching voice ranges from ages seven to seventy. I have spent over six years teaching private voice lessons while attaining my education. Recently I have spent the past two summers teaching my own private voice studio of 23 young women in Lenox, Massachusetts. Now relocated to Southern Wisconsin, I look forward to growing as teacher and performer in my home state!

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Biography
Aug 2010 - Present
Amanda Baker Soprano - BREATHE.CONNECT.SING.

VOCAL SOLOIST, MUSIC TEACHER, & CHOIR DIRECTOR

"Ms. Baker has a color to her voice that demands attention and can hold the audience in awe." (BBW Review, Washington DC). Soprano, Amanda Baker is praised for her compelling performances in opera, musical theatre, and recital. A recent graduate from The University of Maryland's Opera Studio, Amanda studied with Martha Lee Randall while completing her graduate degree in Operatic Performance. She completed her undergraduate studies in 2015 at the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point where she received a bachelor’s in Vocal Performance with a minor in Biological Anthropology. Amanda has also received vocal training in Shakespearian art song from the CASI Institute in Oxford, England and Jazz training from the Torggler Institute in Newport News, VA.

Operatic roles: Eurydice from Offenbach's Orphée aux enfers, Lucia from Britten's The Rape of Lucretia, Laetitia from Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief, the Princess from Ravel’s L'enfant et les sortileges, and Barbarina from Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro.
Musical Theatre roles: Maureen from Larson’s RENT, and The Baker’s Wife from Sondheim’s Into the Woods to name a few.

Amanda previously worked as the Music Department Head and Voice Chair at the Belvoir Terrace Performing Arts Camp in Lenox, Massachusetts working as a teacher and mentor to 120 young women. She has taught private voice lessons over the past six years. Amanda has performed as a soloist and section leader at three different churches including the Westmoreland United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD.

Now relocated to her home state of Wisconsin, Amanda has appeared in concerts with Zion Episcopal Church in Oconomowoc and St. John’s Lutheran Church in Stone Bank. She recently accepted a position directing the RSP Children's Choir at Our Saviors Lutheran Church. Amanda also teaches private music lessons at Hartland Music. Amanda regularly performs at local weddings and funerals as a soloist in all genres of music. Book Amanda's talents as a performing artist, music teacher, or director now!

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Education

Master of Music in Opera Performance
Aug 2015 - May 2017
University of Maryland - College Park
Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, Minor in Biological Anthropology
Aug 2010 - May 2015
University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point

Languages

French
Limited Proficiency
German
Limited Proficiency
Italian
Limited Proficiency

Awards

Awards, Scholarships, and Honor Societies
May 2008
OHS & UWSP

Affiliations

International Thespian Society
May 2008

The International Thespian Society (ITS) is the Educational Theatre Association’s student honorary organization. ITS recognizes the achievements of high school and middle school theatre students. Since 1929, EdTA has inducted more than 2 million Thespians into ITS. That number continues to grow, with more than 36,000 students from around the country being inducted each year.

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Photos & Videos

"Emily's Aria" from Our Town by Ned Rorem (Amanda Baker, Soprano 2017)
"Moonfall" from the Mystery of Edwin Drood by Rupert Holmes (Amanda Baker, Soprano 2017)
American musical theatre and film score composer, Alan Menken and I after his private concert in Massachusetts at the Belvoir Terrace.

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Internationally acclaimed operatic soprano, Lisette Oropesa and I after a master class I performed in at UMD

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Canadian tenor and broadcaster, Ben Heppner and I after his concert at Christopher Newport University in Virginia

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American jazz singer with the vocal group The Manhattan Transfer, Janice Siegel and I after a one on one scat improvisational session.

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World famous opera singer Costanza Cuccaro and I after her master class when we coached Juliette's Waltz together.

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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell and I after his master class and concert in Virginia

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"O luce di quest'anima" from Linda di Chamounix by Donizetti (Amanda Baker, Soprano 2017)

2 Reviews

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Diane Nov 15, 2017
Vocal Training · In studio

Mandy is a fabulous voice teacher! She is extremely skilled and works with a variety of material, including Broadway show music and Classical songs. She is caring and enthusiastic and has a wonderful, positive and professional rapport with her students.

Blossom Ojukwu Sep 11, 2017
Classical Voice · In studio

Working with Amanda Baker during the spring of 2017 truly revolutionized the way I think about my voice. We explored techniques that enabled me to understand the ease required for singing above the staff, as well as the intricacies of resonance. The time we spent together was an amazing stepping stone for the Young artist opera program I attended during the summer of 2017. If not for our working together I would not have performed as successfully as I did. She was extremely prudent, diligent, compassionate, and encouraging. She is a grade-A 5-star teacher in my book!

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