Get to know Amanda
"What are you doing in school?
"I am a member of the Maryland Opera Studio at the University of Maryland."
How long have you been singing in choirs?
"Since elementary school. I started singing in my church's children's choir."
What is your favorite musical memory?
"In high school, we would have outdoor worship services where we would sing worship songs for hours. It was the coolest experience because you could so clearly feel the Holy Spirit’s presence there."
Do you have any special talents or interests outside of music?
"I love Jesus and learning more about Him and Christian theology. I also love languages."
Who is your favorite composer?
"This changes all the time, but I've recently been really into French art song, so I'd have to go with Debussy."
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"I'm really basic and I love Ariana Grande. I also really love Demi Lovato, not only because she's a phenomenal singer, but also because of how open she is about her journey with mental health and how she uses her story to encourage others."
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"Soul's Anthem (It Is Well) by Tori Kelly."
Breakfast for dinner or dinner for breakfast?
"Breakfast for dinner. Breakfast foods are just superior to all other foods."
What's your favorite holiday and why?
"Easter! Jesus died on the cross so that we can have eternal life, but He didn't stay dead! What better reason to celebrate than our Savior is alive!"
Are you a morning person or a night owl?
"I'm 100% a morning person."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"There's something so special about making music with your closest friends. Every rehearsal is fun because everyone is working toward a goal and is giving their all."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
"Silent Night arranged by Jonathan Rathbone."
What's the most interesting fact about you?
"I've sung Soprano 1, Soprano 2, Alto 1, and Alto 2 in Lux!"
Amanda Densmoor is a soprano in the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS), studying with Jennifer Casey Cabot. Amanda recently graduated from the University of Maryland where she earned a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance, summa cum laude, studying with Delores Ziegler. As a concert soloist, Amanda has been featured in Carissimi’s Jephte and Haydn’s Missa in Angustiis, and as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem. With MOS, Amanda has sung Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélites, Mother in the world premiere of Joseph C. Phillip Jr.'s Four Freedoms, and has covered Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and Dalinda in Ariodante. Past credits include Suor Angelica (Suor Genovieffa), Gianni Schicchi (Nella), Patience (Patience) The Pirates of Penzance (Kate), Dido and Aeneas (Second Woman), and Trial by Jury (Counsel). This summer, Amanda will be singing Servilia in Opera Steamboat's production of La clemenza di Tito.
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