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Portrait of Amanda Huntleigh

Amanda Huntleigh, DMA, CLMA

Assistant Professor of Music
Eliza Kelly Hall 107
MS 1726 (to send on-campus mail)

Educational Background

Doctor of Musical Arts (Choral Conducting), University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Master of Music (Conducting), George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

Bachelor of Music Education, Wartburg College, Waverly, IA

Teaching Philosophy

I strive to nurture each musician holistically through musical excellence and human compassion. My goal is to create a space where people feel comfortable taking risks as they develop their own artistry, and engage with music.

An educator’s life is primarily about learning from one’s students. - Peggy Hackney

Amanda Huntleigh
  • Professional Background

    Before teaching at the collegiate level, Huntleigh taught choral, instrumental, and general music in Illinois, Virginia, and Delaware public schools. Her conducting mentors, Drs. Lisa A. Billingham, Geoffrey Boers, and Giselle Wyers, and her movement mentors, Colleen Culley and Cadence Whittier have provided years of professional and personal guidance. She is eternally grateful to those formal mentors, as well as the many colleagues and students who have helped to informally mentor her as a conductor-teacher-citizen.

  • Research Interests

    Application of Laban Movement Principles to Conducting and Vocal Pedagogy

    Early American Music for Treble Choirs

    Cross-disciplinary Collaborative Performance

  • Courses Taught

    Clarke Choirs (Collegiate Singers, Cantabile, Melos)

    Art of Listening

    General Music Methods

    Choral Music Methods, Student Teacher Supervision

  • Certifications and Memberships

    Dubuque Chorale, Artistic Director and Conductor

    Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst, Integrated Movement Studies, Santa Barbara, CA

  • Selected Publications

    Harreld, N. and Amanda Huntleigh, Concerts Decoded: Listening Like You Mean It (2nd edition) 2016. https://konapublishing.com/catalog/concerts-decoded–listening-like-you-mean-it/