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Meet the New Assistant Dean!

 Saturday, November 21, 2015


We would like to introduce Amanda Tabor, our new Assistant Dean here at the Music Conservatory. Amanda has taught French horn, Music Theory and Wind Ensemble at the Conservatory since 2013. At the age of 6 she started taking piano lessons and then at 12 years old she began giving private lessons to the children in her neighborhood. In school she started learning the flute but when she graduated to Junior High she switched to the French horn and for her, “that was the instrument that really stuck.” She earned her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts, her MA at the University of California, San Diego and then her DMA at SUNY Stony Brook.

When asked what her favorite part of being the Assistant Dean is she said, “The best part is seeing the students grow as both musicians and people. It’s so great the watch a student perform a piece that would have been beyond their reach last year.” Her favorite piece of music to play is György Ligeti’s Trio for Horn, Violin and Piano. Why? “It was written in 1982 and really pushes the technical limits and capabilities of all the players. There is so much going on in the piece that even though I’ve performed it several times there’s always something more to work on, study and learn.” 

Come in and congratulate Amanda on her new position as Assistant Dean and perhaps give French horn a try!

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