Amanda Stezenski – Clarinet recital
Wade Troyer, piano
Streaming live at https://youtu.be/KCzUoZYJ5l0
Sunday, April 18, 2021, 8:30 pm
Hamel Music Center I Collins Recital Hall
No in-person attendance
Amanda Stezenski is currently in her second year at UW-Madison studying Clarinet Performance with Professor Alicia Lee. Amanda grew up in the Fox Valley of Wisconsin where she was fortunate to have a multitude of musical opportunities. She was enriched with diverse music experiences from a young age by participating in youth ensembles, the Mile of Music Festival, Lawrence Conservatory programs, and attending many performances. At five years old, she asked for piano lessons and her curiosity of music has never ceased.
In middle school, Amanda requested that her band director assign her to the bass clarinet and from there, she flourished into her musical career. Throughout high school, Amanda was either playing in the pit orchestra, jazz band, or at the Lawrence Academy of Music most evenings. In the summer, you could find her at band camps and music festivals across the state or playing bass guitar in her band.
Before beginning at UW-Madison, Amanda was chosen to play in her school’s concerto competition and was a recipient of the UW-Madison Summer Music Clinic tuition remission scholarship. She has also been very involved with WSMA, and was a continuous member of the honors band since middle school.
Amanda was inspired by her woodwind teacher, Dr. Jon Meyer, to continue pursuing her musical career. Presently, she is a member of the Magnolia Trio and the University Wind Ensemble, which both present opportunities to collaborate with growing musicians and teach young students. Amanda aspires to become a pit orchestra musician in the future.