Born in Oakland, Maryland, Amanda Stewart began study on thetrombone at the young age of six. Her studies started with HaroldHudnall and continued with Keith Jackson, Professor of Trombone andEuphonium at West Virginia University. Receiving her Bachelor of Musicdegree from the Juilliard School in 2004, Amanda studied with JosephAlessi, principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic.

As a soloist, Amanda has performed twice with the Deep Creek Symphonyand also as a guest artist at the International Women's BrassConference. As an orchestral musician, Amanda has performed with theNew York Philharmonic, the National Symphony, the Houston Symphony, theNorth Carolina Symphony, and has been the Principal Trombonist with theSan Antonio Symphony since the fall of 2004. Also since 2005, Amandahas been the Assistant Principal Trombonist of the San Antonio Opera.As a chamber musician, Amanda has been the trombonist in the SanAntonio Brass quintet since 2004.

Recently, Amanda has taught masterclasses and performed recitals atseveral universities throughout Texas, and in the summer of 2007 spentover three weeks in Germany touring with the Christian brass group,Eurobrass. Also, in the summer of 2006, Amanda spent a week in SouthKorea teaching and performing at the Seoul Trombone Ensemble SummerMusic Festival. Currently, Amanda is an adjunct instructor at Our Ladyof the Lake University and St. Mary's University in San Antonio. Amandais a member of the Christian Performing Artists' Fellowship, and she isan Edwards artist and plays on Edwards trombones.

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