Amanda Stenroos, violin, received her Master of Music from The University of Massachusetts Amherst. While at UMass, she was a member of the Henle string quartet and was concertmistress of the UMass Amherst Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from the Baldwin Wallace Conservatory of Music in Berea, Ohio. She has studied with Elizabeth Chang, Julian Ross and Annie Fullard and has performed in orchestras in Ohio, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and with Bach Festival Cochabamba in the South American country of Bolivia.
A lover of Bach, Amanda assisted in founding UMass Amherst’s recent Bach Festival and Symposium, which will again take place in April 2017. She is the General Manager for the Lighthouse Chamber Players, a chamber music festival on The Cape and a Suzuki violin teacher at the Northampton Community Music Center in Massachusetts and the Upper Valley Music Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. Amanda enjoys various musical performances in the valley and is assistant innkeeper at The Black Walnut Inn in Amherst. Amanda is certified in Suzuki Violin Book 1 from Mark Mutter at Phoenix Fest and Suzuki Violin Book 2 from Carrie Reuning-Hummel at Ithaca.