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Dr. Amanda Sherrill, a native of Orlando, Florida, is a collaborative pianist, educator, and vocal coach. Since 2022 she has been assistant professor of piano and the staff accompanist at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois. At Augustana Sherrill teaches applied piano and regularly coaches and collaborates with a wide variety of music students and faculty. Prior to joining Augustana’s faculty, she spent nine years as an adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, where she accompanied various music events and taught class piano, applied piano, aural perspectives, and humanities courses. From 2018 to 2022 Sherrill served as a board member of the East Valley Music Teacher’s Association. 

 As a staff pianist Sherrill has worked with a variety of music organizations in Arizona, including Northern Arizona University, the Valley of the Sun chapter of NATS (National Association of Teachers of Singing), and the Sonoran Desert Chorale. In 2015 and 2016 she held the vocal coach position for the MasterWorks Festival in Lake Winona, Indiana and Cedarville, Ohio. Prior to her collegiate teaching experience she spent three years directing the choral program at Xavier College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona. In 2011 she led the top choir to their inaugural performance at Carnegie Hall.

 Sherrill’s recent engagements include music directing Augustana’s 2023 production of Nine, a musical by Maury Yeston, work with the Quad City Symphony Orchestra as the rehearsal pianist for Two Remain, an opera by Jake Heggie, serving as the audition pianist for Opera Quad Cities, and judging the 2023 Quad Cities FMTA Baroque festival.

 Sherrill holds a DMA and MM in collaborative piano performance from Arizona State University, where she studied with Andrew Campbell, and a BM in both piano and clarinet performance from Stetson University, where she studied with Michael Rickman and Lynn Musco respectively.