Lecturer of Violin, Viola and Orchestra
875 Perimeter Drive MS 4015
Moscow, ID 83844-4015
Dr. Amanda Wilton performs frequently as soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral player and has performed with the Omaha Symphony, Lincoln’s Symphony, and the Mason Symphony as soloist and conductor. She was Principal Viola of the Brazos Valley Symphony and Cedar Rapids Symphony, and section violist with the Symphony of Southeast Texas, the Sioux
City, Dubuque, and Quad City Symphonies. She has performed in Spain, Switzerland, and Germany, and in recitals in Houston, Chicago, Omaha, and West Michigan both as soloist and with the BlueFire Chamber Players. In addition to her active performance career, Dr. Wilton has researched several topics in the field of musicology. She has presented her work at the American Viola Society Festivals at Oberlin and in Los Angeles at the Colburn School, at the Music by Women Festival in Mississippi, and her research on Rebecca Clarke at both the College Music Society’s Great Plains Regional and CMS National Conferences. Her article, “The Viola in Berlioz’s Harold in Italy” was published in the Journal of the American Viola Society. Dr. Wilton holds degrees from the University of Houston, University of Maryland, University of Missouri-St. Louis, and Escola Superior de Música de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain where she studied chamber music with the Casals Quartet as a Fulbright Researcher. She has taught on the faculties of Lone Star College-Tomball and Creighton University, and spends each summer teaching and performing at Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp in her home state of Michigan.