Equal to her passion for performing, Amanda carries an undeniable enthusiasm and integrity into her work as a voice teacher and clinician. She was recognized for her accomplishments in the field, in June of 2016 by the National Association of Teachers of Singing , having been awarded the 'Joan Frey Boytim Award for Independent Teachers.'
Constantly seeking to expand her knowledge of voice science and pedagogy, she regularly attends conferences and workshops, which allow her to bring the most informed, healthy and advanced techniques to her students. Although Classically trained, Amanda feels equally at home working with students in Musical Theatre, Commercial and Popular styles of singing. Having maintained a thriving voice studio in Hartford, CT, she works remotely with her students there as she begins a new studio in the Chicago area.
Amanda has been invited as a guest clinician at various schools in New England, was appointed to Adjunct Faculty at Connecticut College, was on the Voice Faculty at the Loomis Chaffee Boarding School, and has since created Audition Prep Workshops for high school students seeking to continue their musical studies at the collegiate level Her musical directing credits include ‘Suessical Jr.’ and ‘Little Mermaid Jr.’ with Kinsella Magnet School for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT.
Amanda's voice students have gone on to perform in many competitive programs and workshops including; The Hartt School Summer Vocal Institute, Watkinson School Creative Arts Program for Voice, A 'Class Act NY' Pre-Professional Series, On-Camera and Monologue Workshops, CT All-State and Northern Regionals Festivals
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Amanda Kohl, lyric soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree and Artist Diploma from the Hartt School of Music and a Master’s of Music degree from Indiana University. Throughout her extensive study as a classical singer she has performed in many Oratorio and Operatic works, studying with teachers such as renowned Metropolitan Opera soprano Carol Vaness , Joanna Levy of the Hartt School of Music and, currently, Jim Doing , National Assoc. of Teachers of Singing, Master Teacher. She was recently seen as 'Susanna' in Mozart's, Le Nozze di Figaro with Connecticut Lyric Opera and as Soprano Soloist in Handel's Messiah with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes. Looking ahead, Amanda will be appearing again with Connecticut Lyric Opera as "Pamina" in their production of Mozart's The Magic Flute, in November of 2017. In Spring of 2018, Ms. Kohl will be featured in the American premiere of Canadian composer Tawnie Olson's opera, "Sanctuary and Storm" for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford and as Soprano Soloist for W.A.Mozart's Mass in C Major "Coronation Mass" with the Wellesley Masterworks Series under the direction of Dr. Kevin McDonald.
In addition to her various classical engagements, Ms. Kohl has begun to cross over into musical theater having appeared as “Eliza” in My Fair Lady with West Hartford Theatre and was featured in 'Broadway in Ravello,’ on the Almafi Coast of Italy, singing excerpts from the Sound of Music and Phantom of the Opera. In recent years, she has joined many Broadway Artists in concert, working under acclaimed Conductor, Tim Stella, namely in his 'Bountiful Broadway' and 'Holiday Pops' series.
A strong advocate for new music, Amanda is featured on Navona Records ‘Pendulum’(2014) with Julliard String Quartet violinist, Joseph Lin, in ‘Wing Over Wing’ by award winning composer Eric Nathan and also appears on the same labels’ ‘Polarities’(Jan. 2014), singing ‘Vox dilecti mei,’ a chamber piece for Soprano, Flute, Oboe and Cello by Katherine Saxon. Throughout 2015 and 2016, she served on the Board of Directors and Performed New Music for the Women Composers Festival of Hartford, an organization which seeks to educate, promote and perform music by Women, old and new.