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Honours Bachelor of Music: Voice Performance
Amanda Brunk is a cross-over voice teacher with a special interest in vocal health and rehabilitation. Her curiosity for the mechanics of singing and speech has taken her to study the fields of voice pedagogy, voice therapy and speech internationally. Amanda adjudicates regularly for classical, choral, pop and musical theatre categories. from coast to coast. She is an executive board member of the Ontario chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and is a published author for the NATS Journal of Singing.
Amanda teaches Contemporary Voice at Wilfrid Laurier University and maintains a successful crossover studio in Waterloo. Her voice students have gone on to perform throughout Canada, on North American tours and in Broadway shows. As conductor of the Grand Philharmonic Youth Choir for eight years, Amanda led the choir to win competitions nationally and internationally, and to perform with grammy-winning recording artists and rock groups.
A passionate advocate for the education and inspiration of young artists, she developed the concept for the Music Theatre Academy at Laurier, an intensive three-week performance program for pre-professional emerging artists where she teaches contemporary voice techniques to classical singers and sits as the Artistic Director. Amanda is also the Founder and Artistic Director of The Singer's Theatre, a summer music theatre training program that attracts singers from across North America. She has also served as vocal director for various cruise lines.
Performing Arts BC - Nanaimo, British Columbia
Alberta Music Festival Association - Edmonton, Alberta
Edmonton Music Festival - Edmonton, Alberta
Calgary Performing Arts Festival - Calgary, Alberta
New Brunswick Federation of Music Festivals- Remote adjudication
P.E.I. Kiwanis Music Festival - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Queen’s County Music Festival - Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
Carbonear Kiwanis Music Festival - Carbonear, Newfoundland
Corner Brook Rotary Music Festival- Corner Brook, Newfoundland
NATS National Capiton Region Chapter Showcase- Ottawa, ON
Oakville Vocal Arts Festival -Oakville, ON
Grey County Kiwanis - Owen Sound, Ontario
Kiwanis Music Festival of London - London, ON
Niagara Musical Theatre and Voice- Niagara Falls, ON
Midwestern Ontario Rotary Music Festival - Walkerton, ON
Quinte Rotary Music Festival - Belleville, ON
Chatham Kiwanis Music Festival - Chatham, ON
Peel Music Festival - Mississauga, ON
Rotary Burlington Music Festival - Burlington, ON
Guelph Kiwanis Music Festival- Guelph, ON
Newmarket Lions Club Music Festival - Newmarket, ON
Kingston Kiwanis Music Festival - Kingston, ON
Hynatyshyn Foundation - Remote adjudications