Amanda began playing violin at the age of 6 in Glen Dale, WV with the local Marshall County Suzuki program. She performed with the Junior Youth Orchestra of Wheeling, WV (1993-1997) and also the Youth Philharmonic of Central Ohio, located in Columbus, OH (2000-2001, Inaugural Year). She was also Concertmaster of the Grove City High School Orchestra (1998-2001). She studied violin for one year at Miami University of Ohio before earning her BFA in Interior Design in 2005. Amanda has been performing with the WCSO since moving to Cincinnati in 2005.