Get to know Amanda
What are you doing in school?
"I’m studying Vocal Performance 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?
"Talking about Jesus, so ask me about Him sometime!"
Who is your favorite composer?
"I love Baroque music so I'd have to go with Handel!"
Who's your favorite non-classical musical artist?
"GQ (I like barbershop) or Paramore, during their Riot! phase, specifically. Pretty sure there’s an angsty teen still in me somewhere."
What song have you not been able to stop listening to?
"Here as in Heaven by Elevation Worship."
What were you doing during the summer in middle school?
"Traveling the world. I believe during the summers in middle school we went to Spain, France, and China, just to name a few."
Do you prefer lions or tigers?
"Tigers because stripes are better than polka dots."
What's your favorite sports team?
"Green Bay Packers"
Would you rather spend the day with Ellen or Jennifer Lawrence?
"Ellen because I like to laugh."
What's your favorite thing about singing in Lux?
"Singing with Ciaran (I just like basses okay)."
What's your favorite song you've sung with Lux?
"Elegy by Daniel Elder."
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 senior Vocal Performance major at the University of Maryland studying with Delores Ziegler. She has been featured as a soloist in Carissimi’s Jephte and Haydn’s Missa in Angustii with the Gettysburg College Choir, and as the soprano soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Sykesville Mozart Choir. Amanda has sung in the chorus of La Clemenza di Tito with the Maryland Opera Studio (MOS) and made her role debut with MOS as Mère Jeanne in Dialogues des Carmélites, becoming the first undergraduate to sing a role with MOS. Other past credits include The Pirates of Penzance (Kate), Dido and Aeneas (Second Woman), and Trial by Jury (Counsel). Amanda placed as a semi-finalist in her division at the 2016 NATS Allegheny Mountain Chapter and has recently worked with opera composer Jake Heggie, and mezzo-soprano Susanne Mentzer at SongFest as a Studio Artist in 2017. In 2017, Amanda participated as a Young Artist in Musiktheater Bavaria’s Opera Studio and worked with directors and coaches from the Vienna Staatsoper. This fall, Amanda will cover the role of Barbarina in the Maryland Opera Studio’s production of Le Nozze di Figaro.
News & Updates
13th Annual Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols
Femmes de Chansons, MännerMusik, and Choirs of UMD
December 7, 2018; 8pm
Memorial Chapel, University of Maryland; College Park, MD
Christmas Offering (sponsored by Music, Gettysburg!)
Lux & Gettysburg Children's Choir
December 16, 2018; 7pm
Seminary Chapel, United Lutheran Seminary; Gettysburg, PA
University of Maryland Chorale
Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland; College Park, MD
April 28, 7:30PM