Teaching Artist, Piano
Office Location: FAC 243
Amanda RM Jones, Teaching Artist of Piano, has been a professional pianist in the Des Moines area since 2007. In addition to teaching through both Drake University and the Community School of Music, she is also a collaborative pianist for the Drake University voice department. In that role, she has had the opportunity to engage in cultural exchanges with Minzu University in Beijing, China. She traveled to Beijing as collaborative pianist for Drake voice students in 2011, and accompanied Minzu University Professor Han Changmei (Soprano) on her recital during her 2014 visit to Drake. Amanda has been the pianist for Drake Opera Theatre for the past five opera seasons, and has also had the pleasure of collaborating with the Musical Theatre department. She has been the principle pianist for Drake’s productions of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Rorem’s Our Town, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as several opera scenes. Amanda received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Dr. Karin Redekopp Edwards.