Piano, Staff Accompanist
235 McCain Auditorium
Amanda Arrington is the faculty collaborative pianist for Kansas State University’s School of Music, Theatre, and Dance. She maintains an active performing career, collaborating with faculty artists, guest artists, and students in over 100 concerts each year. In addition to the numerous recitals given at K-State, Amanda enjoys performing with her colleagues and friends in a variety of venues across the country and abroad. An advocate of new music, she has premiered solo and chamber works for a number of conferences, including the National Association of Composers/USA, Society of Composers, Inc, ClarinetFest, North American Saxophone Alliance, Canadian Flute Convention, World Saxophone Congress, Mid-South Horn Workshop, and the International Double Reed Society. You can hear her studio recordings on the albums String to Silver: Flute Transcriptions of Works in the Romantic Tradition with flutist Karen Large, Pretty Please with tubist Steven Maxwell, and Anna Marie Wytko, Saxophonist with saxophonist Anna Marie Wytko. Amanda loves participating in community events, including regular performances for the Hale Library Concert Series, Young People’s Concerts, and Manhattan’s Summer Choir. Prior to her appointment at Kansas State University in 2010, Amanda taught general music and choir in Bennington, KS from 2005-2006, and served as the University of Central Missouri’s faculty collaborative pianist from 2008-2010. Amanda holds a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Kansas State University, studying piano with Robert Edwards and percussion with Kurt Gartner, and a Master of Arts degree in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Central Missouri, studying piano with Mia Hynes.