Style: Pop; Opera; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Bio: Amanda Weis is an experienced performing artist and stage director who divides her time between private vocal/piano instruction and actively performing and directing throughout the Twin Cities and greater area. Ms. Weis obtained her BA in vocal music at the College of St.Benedict/St. John’s University and her Masters of Music at the University of MN, Duluth. Collegiately, she has studied classical vocal music and opera, while also participating in musical theatre and vocal jazz opportunities and study. Ms. Weis has performed leading and supporting roles with such companies as Minneapolis Musical Theatre, Duluth Playhouse, St. Croix Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, Gilbert and Sullivan Very Light Opera Company, Really Spicy Opera, and the Paul Bunyan Playhouse, among other noted houses.
Ms. Weis is an active stage director as well. In 2016, she stage directed Verdi’s Rigoletto for Really Spicy Opera’s tenth season. As a faculty on Totino-Grace Fine Arts Academy for over three years, Ms. Weis has provided stage direction for Shrek Jr, You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown, School House Rock Live Jr, Lion King JR and, most recently, a production of Willy Wonka JR with a cast of 80 kids. In July 2017, Ms. Weis spent a month assistant directing Mozart’s Don Giovanni in Waimea, Hawaii, for the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. She also music directed High Fidelity for Minneapolis Musical Theatre, earning herself a Broadway World Minneapolis regional nomination for best musical direction and a nomination for Favorite Musical Director with the Twin Cities Blogger's Theatre Awards.
Voice Type: Mezzo-soprano
Music Styles Taught: Pop; Opera; Folk; Rock; Classical; Musical Theatre
Availability: I am available as a performer; I have a wait-list for private lessons; I accept students through a college or university program