- D.M., Indiana University, 2016
- M.M., Indiana University, 2010
- B.F.A., Carnegie Mellon University, 2007
Amanda Russo Stante is adjunct lecturer in music in general studies at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music.
Amanda is an active music educator and performer based in Bloomington, Indiana. In addition to teaching courses in the music in general studies department, she maintains a private voice studio at her home.
Russo Stante has held five title roles on the Indiana University Opera theater stage: Handel’s Serse, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, and Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri. Her recent solo concert engagements include Britten’s Canticle II, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, Ravel’s Sheherazade, Duruflé’s Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.
Her experience has taken her to The Glimmerglass Festival, Indiana University Opera Theater, Central City Opera, and concert stages across the United States and Europe. Amanda has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Concert Orchestra, The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh, The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony Orchestra, the Wooster Symphony Orchestra, and the Harvard Symphony Orchestra.
Amanda received a Doctor of Music degree in voice performance and literature from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, where she also received her Master of Music degree. She began her studies in higher education in her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at Carnegie Mellon University, where she earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with a minor in German.