Press Release 12/10/13 - New Musician
STL SYMPHONY ANNOUNCES NEW ASSOCIATE PRINCIPAL TROMBONE
(ST. LOUIS) –The St. Louis Symphony is proud to announce the appointment of Amanda Stewart to the orchestra’s associate principal trombone position.
Amanda has performed with numerous orchestras. She was most recently principal trombone of the San Antonio Symphony, a post she’d held since 2004. She was associate principal trombone of the New York Philharmonic for two seasons (2009-2011), assistant principal trombonist of the Lyric Opera of San Antonio from 2005-2009, and has also played with the Baltimore, Boston, Houston, Kansas City, National, North Carolina, and Toronto Symphonies.
As a soloist, Amanda has performed with the San Antonio Symphony and the Deep Creek Symphony in McHenry, Maryland. She is a member of the San Antonio Brass Quintet, which performs throughout Southern Texas, presenting educational outreach programs. Amanda 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.
Amanda is currently on faculty at Trinity University in San Antonio, TX. She has also taught privately at several other universities, namely Our Lady of the Lake University, St. Mary’s University, and Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ.
A native of Oakland, Maryland, she began playing the trombone at the age of six. Amanda received her bachelor of music degree from The Juilliard School in 2004, studying with Joseph Alessi. She is an Edwards artist, performing on Edwards trombones.