Amanda Crider

Instrumental Focus

  • mezzo-soprano
    voice PCI Faculty-mezzo-soprano

Faculty Details

  • Limited length of residence

Mezzo-soprano Amanda Crider has been recognized for her “deep expressivity and impressive stamina” (New York Times), “gleaming vocalism” (Boston Globe), and “superbly clear diction and warmly burnished timbre” (South Florida Classical Review). The upcoming 2021–22 Season includes appearances with White Snake Projects in a new opera by Mary Prescott, soloist in Mozart's Requiem with Elgin Symphony and Amarillo Symphony as well as multiple appearances with Seraphic Fire. Ms. Crider has appeared as a concert soloist with Calgary Philharmonic, Apollo’s Fire, Charleston Symphony, Jacksonville Symphony, New World Symphony, Amarillo Symphony, Eugene Symphony and the International Contemporary Ensemble, among others. In demand for performances of classical and contemporary opera alike, Amanda has performed with LA Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Florentine Opera, Dallas Opera, Beth Morrison Projects, Orlando Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Opera Omaha, Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Boston, New York City Opera, Castleton Festival and Glimmerglass Opera. She has performed as a recitalist with Trinity Church Concerts at One Series and Five Boroughs Music Festival, and appeared on Marilyn Horne’s “...the song continues” series at Carnegie Hall. Amanda has been a prize winner in the José Iturbi International, Jensen Foundation, Oratorio Society of New York, Palm Beach Opera, Joy in Singing Debut Artist and Center for Contemporary Opera Vocal Competitions, and is a recipient of a Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation. Ms. Crider is also the founder and artistic director of IlluminArts, Miami's Art Song and Vocal Chamber Music Series.