Style: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Amanda Kohl, lyric soprano, holds a Bachelor of Music degree from the Hartt School of Music and a Master’s of Music degree from Indiana University. During her time at the Hartt School, she was soloist in choral works, including Verdi’s Gloria and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater, and sang the role of Leatitia in Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief. As a graduate student Ms. Kohl studied with soprano Carol Vaness and performed Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, also singing the role of Diana under the direction of William Bolcolm in his collegiate premier of ‘A Wedding’. In August of 2010 Ms. Kohl attended V.O.I.C.Experience, singing the role of Mimi under the direction of Tito Copobianco. Also in 2010, she appeared in Hartford Opera Theatre’s “New in November”- a series of newly composed short operas, in addition to appearing in the role of ‘Geraldine’ in Samuel Barber's 'A Hand of Bridge' in the spring of 2011. While finishing her Artist Diploma at The Hartt School of Music she gave a 2nd performance of Knoxville: Summer of 1915 with the new Music ensemble “Foot in the Door.” Being a strong advocate for new music, she has premiered several works including commissions by ASCAP and the Society for Composers, Inc. In 2012 Ms. Kohl was featured on the 'Parma' record label with renowned Julliard String Quartet violinist, Joseph Lin, in ‘Wing Over Wing’ by award winning composer Eric Nathan. Ms. Kohl also appears on Navona Records newly released (Jan. 2014), ‘Polarities,’ singing ‘Vox dilecti mei,’ a chamber piece for Soprano, Flute, Oboe and Cello by Katherine Saxon. In addition to her various classical engagements, Ms. Kohl recently began to cross over into musical theater, having appeared as “Eliza” in My Fair Lady, with West Hartford Theatre. In January 2013, she traveled to Italy to perform for ‘Broadway in Ravello,’ a series of broadway reviews on the Almafi Coast. Being an active recitalist, Amanda will be featured in various music series with her Voice and Piano Duo, ‘re Vera’ throughout 2014. She has maintained a thriving voice studio in the greater Hartford area and was appointed to the Adjunct Faculty at Connecticut College in Fall of 2013. Ms. Kohl continues to appear as a guest clinician at various schools in New England for students of all ages. She was the musical director for ‘Suessical’ at Kinsella Magnet School for the Performing Arts in Hartford, CT and recently began teaching in New York. Ms. Kohl has worked with clinicians such as Deborah Birnbaum, Peter Kazaras, Warren Jones, Ellen Rissinger, Claude Corbeil, Kyle Swan, Eric Trudel and is currently a student of Joanna Levy.
Voice Type: Soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I am currently accepting private students; I am available as a clinician or presenter; I offer lessons in a group environment; I accept students through a college or university program