Based in New England, Amanda Santo is an active choral director, singer, voice teacher, and music educator. She oversees the Choral Program at Cumberland High School where she teaches the Concert Chorus, Clef Singers, Women's Chorus, Piano, Music Theory, and Music History. Under her energetic and positive leadership, the Cumberland Choirs have expanded in number and have brought recognition and pride to Cumberland. She has served on the faculty of the Community College of Rhode Island where her teaching responsibilities included the Voice Class, Private Voice Instruction, Intro to Music, Foundations in Music, Music Theory, Opera Workshop, Opera History and Chamber Singers. She has also served on the faculty at the Music School of the Rhode Island Philharmonic.
Ms. Santo holds a B.M. in Music Education from Rhode Island College where she was a recipient of the coveted Riva V. Bicho Memorial Scholarship, and upon graduation was honored as the Outstanding Music Graduate of her class. She earned her M.M. from The Hartt School of Music and a Certificate in Vocal Performance from The University of Connecticut. She is a frequent adjudicator and choral festival manager, as well as a member of NAfME, RIMEA, ACDA, and RINATS.
As a soprano soloist, Ms. Santo has recently performed major choral-orchestral works by Schubert, Haydn, Handel, and Rutter with choruses and orchestras throughout the New England area. She has sung with Opera Providence, Salt Marsh Opera, Connecticut Concert Opera, Hartford Opera Theater, and the Ana Livia Opera Festival in Dublin, Ireland. She is also on the roster of Rhode Island's only professional chamber choir, Collegium Ancora. She is a voice student of renowned vocal pedagogue, Dr. Constance Rock.