Music Department

Faculty & Staff

Amanda Taylor Severson-Kunz

Contemporary Voice Instructor

Phone: 307-754-6030
Office: Nelson Performing Arts, NPA 9

Amanda Taylor was born in Seattle, Washington. Growing up, she participated in a number of the city’s prestigious ensembles, such as the Seattle Youth Symphony, Vocalpoint! Seattle, and the Seattle Girls’ Choir. During these years of growth, she was accepted into the Grammy Jazz Ensembles (one of eight students selected from the USA). Through this organization, she was able to perform throughout Grammy week, at such events as the Blue Note Records party, the MusiCares Person of the Year tribute, and the Grammy Celebration After Party (which included performances with artists Cassandra Wilson, Terence Blanchard, and Herbie Hancock).

Amanda graduated from Central Washington University in Spring 2013 with her BM in Music Composition. She is an active composer, arranger, teacher & studio singer, (World of Warcraft, Diablo III, Destiny, Shadow of Mordor, DOTA, and more). She travels the U.S. to teach music, and is currently serving as Artist-in-Residence at Northwest College in Powell, WY.

Amanda sings lead soprano in Seattle-based professional jazz ensemble, Groove for Thought. Groove for Thought was featured on Season Two of NBC’s show, “The Sing-Off”, which featured a cappella groups from all over the country. Groove for Thought tours all over the U.S. and Europe.

Amanda Taylor Severson-Kunz Photo