Stage fright? That’s never been a problem for Amanda Walden! At five years old, Amanda broke into the world of performance by singing and dancing in front of her grandmother’s video camera. Singing with her ultra-glam microphone, a crystal decanter top, Amanda fell head over heels in love with music. Since then, Amanda has captivated audiences by performing country hits, famous opera compositions and musical numbers all across the United States and Europe to include Carnegie Hall and The Meyerson Symphony Hall.
But, faster than you can say, “Texas two-step,” Amanda will remind you she’s a Texas girl, thank you very much. Born and raised in the heart of Dallas, she was introduced to music at a young age. Her great aunt, Louise Rowe, played bass and was the first female lead singer for Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys, holding a well-deserved seat in the Texas Music Hall of Fame. Taking her background in music with her, this soprano artist made her way to Waco, Texas, where she earned her Bachelor of Music in Voice from Baylor University. During her time at Baylor, Amanda mastered the art of performance by taking the lead in Carlos Menotti’s The Old Maid and the Thief and a supporting role in Benjamin Britten’s Albert Herring. She has been named a finalist on multiple occasions in the biannual National Association of Teachers of Singers district and regional competitions and as well as winning the title of “Outstanding Soloist” with the Texas UIL Solo/Ensemble Competition when she was younger. Critics have praised her for her wide range and strong vocals. But, regardless of the character she plays, Amanda charms audiences with her sassy personality and charisma. If you ask her she’ll tell you, “I’m a Texas sweetheart, but when I speak my mind, I’m a pistol!”