Dr. Alfred & D. Suzi Osher School of Music

Amanda Roswick

Artist Faculty Jazz Voice

Office Location

Corthell Hall - University Way

Phone

2077805265

Academic Degrees

  • MM Jazz Studies, University of Northern Colorado
  • BM Music Education, University of New Hampshire

Profile

DownBeat Award-Winning jazz vocalist and New England native Amanda Roswick received her BM in Music Education from the University of New Hampshire before moving cross-country to pursue an MM in Jazz Studies from the University of Northern Colorado. During her time at UNC, she participated in master classes with legendary vocalists Carmen Bradford and Karrin Allyson, worked as an Administrative Teaching Assistant for the School of Music, and performed with the DownBeat Award-Winning Vocal Lab Ensemble. With the group, she performed a concert with the legendary vocalist Bobby McFerrin and Gimme 5, opened for Take 6 at the 2019 UNC Jazz Fest, and performed several outreach events for surrounding schools. Amanda’s notable teachers include Julia Dollison and Kerry Marsh of Vertical Voices, Brennan Baglio of Groove for Thought, and body mapping experts Melissa Malde and Jenni Cook. Possessing a strong classical background, she brings a unique approach to vocal jazz education that largely focuses on body mapping and vocal health techniques.

 

During her studies at UNH, she not only sang as a soloist for the jazz combos under the direction of Mark Shilanksy, but she simultaneously performed several operatic roles, including Lola in Douglass Moore’s Gallantry and Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea. With the UNH Chamber Singers, she performed two concerts with Josh Groban and traveled to Wrocław, Poland to participate in the Vratislava Sacra Competition. Amanda also sang on two albums, coordinated by Pierre de la Rue scholar and choral conductor William Kempster, featuring music that had not been publicly performed since the 16th century.

 

Amanda’s recent projects have included a significant amount of audio tracking, mixing, and editing. She has recorded several vocal jazz demos for composer/arranger Eric Hagmann, and will be featured on a soon-to-be-released album that showcases Kerry Marsh’s arrangement of Slaughter’s “Fly to the Angels.” Recently, Amanda has been researching the impact of 20th century American structuralist values through the lens of gender studies and linguistics within the jazz history narrative. She hopes to soon publish an article on the issue and will be presenting her studies at the 2022 Jazz Education Network Conference. While teaching and performing in the New England area, Amanda plans to start publishing her own vocal jazz arrangements within the next year.