Amanda Baker

Amanda B.

Oconomowoc, WI
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Lesson Details

Broadway Singing

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Experienced teacher of 6 years, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advanced voice student! Recommended ages of 14 and older. From all genres including opera, musical theater, and more! Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Not only will you be performing songs in no time, but you will be building a strong foundation of note reading, music theory, ear training, sight reading, technique, and more. Let's get started!
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About

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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 Baker 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

"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. Starting very young, Amanda loved to sing in choir and vocal jazz. She also participated in musical theatre productions starting at the age of twelve. Continuing her passions she recently completed a Masters degree with the Maryland Opera Studio in Opera Performance at the University of Maryland College Park. Her most recent operatic roles at UMD include: Eurydice from Offenbach's "Orphée aux enfers", and Lucia from Britten's "The Rape of Lucretia." Other operatic roles at University of Wisconsin Stevens Point include: 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." Her most recent musical theatre roles include The Baker's Wife in Sondheim's "Into the Woods" and Maureen in "Rent". Amanda recently worked as the Music Department Head and Voice Chair at the Belvoir Terrace in Lenox, Massachusetts for the past two summers and previously worked as a soloist and section leader at the Westmoreland United Church of Christ in Bethesda, MD.

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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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