Amanda G. Huntleigh

Assistant Director of Choral Activities and Lecturer

Contact & Office Hours

Sage Hall 2

413-585-3177

Education

M.M., George Mason University

B.M.E., Wartburg College

Biography

Amanda G. Huntleigh serves as the assistant director of choral activities and lecturer in music. She co-directs choirs, teaches studio voice and implements her aural skills curriculum for analysis and repertory classes.

She is currently completing her doctorate in choral conducting at the University of Washington. Her dissertation addresses the communicative power of conducting gesture using components of Laban Movement Analysis. To support her research, Huntleigh completed the Integrated Movement Studies program in January 2016 to become a Certified Laban/Bartenieff Movement Analyst. Huntleigh’s publications include the first and second editions of Concerts Decoded: Listening Like You Mean It, a listening-centered music appreciation curriculum co-authored with Nicole Harreld.

As a complement to her dissertation research, Huntleigh undertook a comprehensive investigation of digital media and conducting instructional textbooks comparing conducting philosophies in order to create general categories describing extant conducting pedagogies. Outside of conducting gesture, she is also interested in early American music culture and repertoire. In an effort to publicize pre-Depression Era music for women's choir, she founded the Gilded Quire in 2012.

Earlier in her career, she taught choral, instrumental and general music in Illinois, Virginia and Delaware.