A native of Spring City, Pennsylvania, Amanda Mawson is a recent graduate the Music Education program at Kutztown University with a concentration in double bass and a minor in jazz. She started playing guitar at the age of nine, then began her bass studies with Louis Rieger, CEO of High Street Music and Arts. At Kutztown, she studied with with renowned New York bassist Scott Lee and award-winning cellist Dr. Marie-Aline Cadieux. Mandy is a member of Berks Sinfonietta, Drew and the Blue, Gateau au Chocolat gypsy jazz group, and is a regular pit musician with community and school theaters. She also performs in various other jazz combo and musical settings. As an educator, she was a music specialist at Arrowhead Day Camp last summer, and has also had experience as a counselor at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp and Kutztown Chamber Music Camp. She has performed with notable players such as violinist David Kim, bassist Manuel Figueroa-Bolvaran, and trumpeter Daniel John Urness. Mandy has performed under the batons of Dr. Timothy Schwarz, Dr. Peter Isaacson, Dr. Kevin Kjos, Professor Daniel Neuenschwander, Dr. David McConnell, Dr. Salvador Brotons, Dr. Alexander Jimenez, and Tim Froncek. Mandy looks forward to a great new semester teaching at Valotta Studios!


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