Amanda Pepping, a native of Albuquerque, New Mexico, enjoys her multi-faceted career as a performer, arranger, and educator. She has given recitals and solo appearances throughout the United States and Europe. In the US, she has performed with groups including the National Repertory Orchestra, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Arizona Opera, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek, Michigan. Amanda has been a featured soloist with numerous ensembles, both in the US and abroad. Amanda had the honor of presenting a solo recital at the 2006 International Trumpet Guild Convention in New Jersey, where she performed works from her first solo album, Amanda, which is available through Summit Records.
She completed her Master’s and Bachelor’s degrees in music performance at Arizona State University where she studied with and served as a teaching assistant to Regents Professor David Hickman. While in Phoenix, Amanda also served as adjunct trumpet professor at Phoenix College and Mesa Community College. Following her time in Arizona, Amanda was a Fulbright scholar, studying Baroque trumpet and repertoire with Dr. Edward Tarr. She currently is pursuing a DMA at the University of Texas in Austin with Ray Sasaki.
When she is not performing, Amanda enjoys teaching and coaching brass players, arranging music for herself and others, and writing. A collection of her arrangements can be purchased through Hickman Music Editions. In addition to editing David Hickman’s The Trumpet, she has published articles with the International Trumpet Guild, and currently serves as the News Co-Editor for the ITG.
“My Sonaré trumpet is amazing. The rich palate of colors I can achieve with the instrument is limitless.”