Amanda Johnston

Instructor in German

Canadian collaborative pianist Amanda Johnston is Professor of Music at the University of Mississippi where she acts as Music Director for the Opera Theatre; teaches courses in advanced diction; and coaches undergraduate and graduate singers. She is also Head of Collaborative Piano at Musiktheater Bavaria. She is author of English and German Diction for Singers: A Comparative Approach, 2nd edition (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016), highly praised in the Journal of Singing for “enlivening the study of diction.” Recordings include Pleas to Famous Fairies with Linda Lister, soprano (Albany Records 2018); Métissage with Adam Estes, saxophone (MSR Classics 2017); and Mahler: Rückert-Lieder with Julia Morgan, mezzo-soprano (MSR Classics 2012). She has held positions at the University of Toronto, Royal Conservatory of Music, York University, Druid City Opera Workshop, Taos Opera Institute, and Lied Austria, and has performed in Hong Kong, Sweden, Germany, France, Austria, Scotland, Canada, and the USA.