Amanda Chmela, soprano, of Lindenhurst, NY, received her BFA in Musical Theatre from SUNY Fredonia and her MM in Opera Performance from Binghamton University. She also attended the Aaron Copland School of Music for a year where she worked towards an Artist Diploma Cerftificate for Opera Performance. Ms. Chmela is currently taking classes in Speech Language Pathology from Northwestern University and C.W. Post. She is a member of NATS, NYSTA, NAfME, The Voice Foundation, and is Certified in Somatic Voicework™, The LoVetri Method. Ms. Chmela is on the voice faculty at LIU C.W. Post within their Fine and Performing Arts Departments. In addition to her collegiate teaching, she also maintains a private studio on Long Island where she specializes in teaching Contemporary Commercial Music with a strong focus on musical theatre and pop/rock styles. This summer, Ms. Chmela will be joining the faculty at the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™, held at Baldwin Wallace University in July. Past teaching experience includes voice faculty at Rider University (2014-2018), voice faculty at Molloy College (2014), and adjunct faculty at Binghamton University (2010-2013).
Ms. Chmela has participated in the Westchester Summer Vocal Institute, is an alumnus of Tri-Cities Opera’s Resident Artist Training Program, and attended Queens College as an Artist Diploma candidate for Opera Performance. She has been the female vocalist for the Savoy Swing Band since August of 2013. Performance highlights include Lucille (Parade), Anne (A Little Night Music), Nancy (Oliver!), Gretel (Hansel and Gretel), Josephine (H.M.S. Pinafore), Beth (Little Women), Sister Mary Patrick (Sister Act), Hodel/Fruma Sarah (Fiddler on the Roof), Alice (Addam’s Family), Mrs. Cratchit (A Christmas Carol), Despina (Cosi fan tutti), Latitia & Ms. Pinkerton (The Old Maid and the Thief), Poppea (L’incoronazione di Poppea), Barbarina (Le Nozze di Figaro) and Fire Cover/Chorus (L’enfant et les sortilege).