Amanda teaches trombone.
Amanda Stewart is currently the Associate Principal trombonist of the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, a position she began the Fall of 2014. Born in Oakland, Maryland, she began playing the trombone at the age of six. Her studies started with Harold Hudnall and continued with Dr. Keith Jackson, professor of trombone and euphonium at West Virginia University. She received her bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School in 2004, studying with Joseph Alessi.
As an orchestral musician, Ms. Stewart has played with numerous orchestras. She was Principal trombonist of the San Antonio Symphony for eight seasons and Associate Principal trombonist of the New York Philharmonic for two seasons. She was also the Assistant Principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of San Antonio for four seasons. Ms. Stewart has also been a regular substitute and extra player with the Boston Symphony and has toured with them internationally. She has also performed with the Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, National, North Carolina, and Toronto Symphonies, and she performs often during the summer at the Colorado Music Festival in Boulder, CO.
As a soloist, Ms. Stewart has performed with the San Antonio Symphony and the Deep Creek Symphony in McHenry, MD. As a chamber musician, she was a member of the San Antonio Brass Quintet, which performed throughout Southern Texas. Ms. Stewart has also toured with the critically acclaimed Burning River Brass. She can be heard on the recording Slide Partners: 100 Years of American Trombone Virtuosity, Arthur Pryor and Joseph Alessi, on which she performed in the trombone quartet segment. Ms. Stewart has also been a member of The Trombones of the St. Louis Symphony quartet since 2014, with which she has performed internationally and recorded several albums.
Ms. Stewart has been a guest artist at the International Women’s Brass Conference, the Big XII Trombone Conference held at Texas Tech University, Trombone Days held annually at Baylor University, and the International Trombone Festival. She has also taught masterclasses at many universities throughout the United States, most notably at The Juilliard School, Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and The New England Conservatory. On the international scene, she toured Germany with the brass group, Eurobrass, and in summer 2006 she taught and performed at the Seoul Trombone Ensemble Summer Music Festival in South Korea. Ms. Stewart has taught privately at several universities, namely Our Lady of the Lake University, in San Antonio, TX, St. Mary’s University in San Antonio,TX, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, Trinity University in San Antonio, TX, McKendree University in Lebanon, IL, and currently at Washington University in St. Louis. Ms. Stewart is an Edwards artist, performing on Edwards trombones and Griego mouthpieces.