Amanda Lowry

Amanda Lowry

Amanda Lowry is a composer and sound designer, a performer and improviser, a singer/songwriter, and an arts administrator.

Amanda is MT Space's General Manager (2015-present) and has been Festival Producer of IMPACT (2015), Box Office Manager (2013), and Assistant to the Festival Producer (2011) at MT Space; the composer and sound designer for Pins and Needles Fabric Company; the second flautist of the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra; a founding member of the Kitchener-Waterloo Composers’ Collective; and is currently on the board of directors for NUMUS concerts.

Recently her writing has focused on electronic music, including soundscapes, analog synthesis, and electroacoustic music. Her flute playing focuses on improvisation, contemporary music, and extended playing techniques, and she has commissioned and premiered a number of new works by her fellow composers.

Amanda completed a Masters of Music Composition at the University of Toronto in April 2014, where she studied under Dr. Norbert Palej. She completed her Honours B.Mus. with distinction in 2012 at Wilfrid Laurier University, majoring in Contemporary Music (Composition/Improvisation) and Performance (Flute), with a minor in philosophy. In addition to Dr. Palej, she has studied composition with Dr. Peter Hatch, Linda Catlin Smith, and Dr. Glenn Buhr, and has studied flute with Dr. Amy Hamilton and Douglas Stewart.