Amanda Sherrill, a native of Orlando, Florida, is a collaborative pianist, educator, and vocal coach. Since 2015 she has been an adjunct faculty member at Chandler-Gilbert Community College in Chandler, Arizona, where she teaches various sections of class piano, applied piano lessons, aural perceptions, and music humanities courses. She also serves as a board member of the EVMTA (East Valley Music Teacher’s Association).
Amanda received both the Doctor of Musical Arts and Master of Music degrees in collaborative piano performance from Arizona State University. There she studied collaborative piano under program director Dr. Andrew Campbell and solo piano under Walter Cosand. She received her Bachelor of Music degree with a double major in Piano Performance and Clarinet Performance from Stetson University in DeLand, Florida, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude and studied piano under Dr. Michael Rickman and clarinet under Dr. Lynn Musco.
An experienced choral pianist, Amanda was the accompanist for the Sonoran Desert Chorale during the 2021-2022 season. She also regularly collaborates with singers and instrumentalists across Arizona. Her vocal coaching experience includes two years as the Vocal Coach for the Masterworks Festival in 2015 and 2016, and multiple years as the Pianist/Vocal Coach for CGCC’s Opera Workshop. She also spent three years as the Director of Choirs at Xavier College Preparatory in downtown Phoenix. In 2011, Amanda led Xavier’s Honor Choir to its debut performance at Carnegie Hall as part of the National Youth Choir under the direction of Anton Armstrong. Beginning in the fall of 2022, she will serve as the Professional Faculty Accompanist and Applied Piano Instructor at Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois.