Piano; Vocal Coach; Senior Staff Accompanist; Coordinator of Keyboard Studies
Amanda Asplund Hopson is a summa cum laude graduate of Augustana College in Rock Island, Illinois, where she earned the Bachelor of Music degree in piano, studying with Dr. Sharon Kleinhuizen Jensen. She earned master’s and doctoral degrees in piano at The University of Texas at Austin, where her principal teacher was Danielle Martin. While at Texas, she studied pedagogy with Martha Hilley and Amanda Vick Lethco and performed with the New Music Ensemble, working with visiting composers such as John Corigliano, William Kraft, and Joan Tower. Since moving to Indianapolis in 1998, she has worked extensively as a freelance artist, specializing in song accompaniment. She performs frequently as a master class accompanist for artists such as Elly Ameling, Leonard Hokanson, and Nathan Gunn and has been heard in recital with former King's Singer Gabriel Crouch and Metropolitan Opera soprano Lise Lindstrom. Appointed 1998.