Professional Bio

  • M.A. Modern Languages (French and German), Oxford University, England
  • B.A. Modern Languages (French and German), Oxford University, England

Additional studies:

  • Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, London (voice, violin, and pianoforte)
  • Baroque Performance Institute, Oberlin Conservatory (baroque performance practice, voice)

Amanda Balestrieri teaches Applied Voice at Regis University.

Balestrieri holds the M.A. and B.A. in Modern Languages (German and French) from Oxford University with diplomas in voice, pianoforte and violin from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, England where she studied voice with Marjorie Thomas (of the Royal Academy of Music). She attended the Baroque Performance Institute at Oberlin Conservatory and later served briefly as Affiliate Faculty. Balestrieri has been a private voice teacher and coach for the past 25 years and more recently served on the Voice Faculty at McIntire Department of Music, University of Virginia. She is a current member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and of Early Music America.

Amanda Balestrieri comes to Regis with a long and illustrious performance background in London, Europe and the U.S. Highlights include her work with the National Symphony under Leonard Slatkin and the Smithsonian Chamber Players under Kenneth Slowik. She sang with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner for the soundtrack of the movie Amadeus and was a regular soloist in contemporary music with James Wood's New London Chamber Choir. Her interest in Early Music and the repertoire of J.S. Bach came later in her career while working with the Washington Bach Consort under Christopher Hogwood and the American Bach Soloists under Jeffrey Thomas. She has also performed with the Folger Consort, Opera Lafayette, Concert Royal, the Santa Fe Pro Musica, the St. Thomas Choir and the New York Collegium. Since moving to the Denver area in 2009, she has been a featured soloist with the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado, Seicento Baroque Ensemble, the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, the Cheyenne and Fort Collins Symphony Orchestras, the Colorado Ballet, and the Boulder Bach Festival.

Creative & Professional Work

PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING EXPERIENCE (EARLY, CLASSICAL & CONTEMPORARY MUSIC)


PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING EXPERIENCE (POPULAR) AS ARTIST, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER


PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS HELD


MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



Research & Scholarship

I. PRESENTATIONS, PAPERS, CONFERENCE ACTIVITY

II. PUBLISHED WORK

A. Journal Articles, Book Chapters, Interviews, Reports, Obituaries

B. Book Reviews

C. Music Reviews

D. Music Editions, Historical Notes

III. AWARDS & RECOGNITIONS

IV. MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS



Community Service & Involvement