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Amanda DeMaris

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Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405
Clinical Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 0405

Amanda DeMaris, soprano, has been heard on opera, recital, and concert stages singing a range of repertoire including Lucy in The Telephone, Papagena in The Magic Flute, and soprano solos in Handels Messiah and Mozart’s Vesperae. She holds a B.M. in vocal performance from Ithaca College, M.M. in vocal performance from New England Conservatory, and Ed.D. from Columbia University’s Teachers College. 

DeMaris has taught at Cornell University as a visiting lecturer, Ithaca College as a lecturer and assistant professor, and at Columbia University and the New England Conservatory as a teaching assistant. DeMaris is skilled teaching a variety of styles from classical and opera, to musical theatre and popular. She earned her Level 1 certification in Sheri Sanders’ Rock the Audition, and also participated in the musical theatre vocal pedagogy workshop, Bel Canto can Belto at Penn State University. Her students have gone on to perform Off-Broadway, with Forbidden Broadway, Vocal Essence Ensemble Singers, The Glimmerglass Festival, Walt Disney World, Phoenix Theatre, Childsplay Theatre, Phoenix Theatre, cruise ships, and numerous regional theatre and summer stock companies. She joined the faculty of Arizona State University as clinical assistant professor of voice in 2015.

DeMaris is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, New York Singing Teachers Association, and Pi Kappa Lambda. She recently taught a masterclass at the Classical Singer National Convention. Her conference presentations have included the NATS National Conference, the Voice Foundation's Annual Symposium, ISME’s World Conference in Bologna, Italy, CalWestern Regional NATS Conference, and Arizona Music Educators Association. Her research interests include musicianship for singing, and self-directed learning in the applied voice studio. Her work has been published in the Journal of Singing.

  • Ed.D. Education, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.M. Vocal Performance, New England Conservatory
  • B.M. Vocal Performance, Ithaca College

DeMaris, A. (2012). Self-Directed learning for the adult avocational voice student and beyond. Journal of Singing, 69(2), 199-202.

DeMaris, A. (2012). A study of singers' perspectives on musicianship and pedagogical approaches in training. (Doctoral dissertation, Teachers College, Columbia University). Proquest Dissertations Publishing, (UMI 3545633).

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DeMaris is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing, and New York Singing Teachers Association. She currently serves as the Secretary of the Valley of the Sun NATS Chapter.

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