A passionate trombonist and dedicated music educator, Amanda Kana maintains an active schedule in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex and abroad. As a member of Center Stage Brass and the NTX4 Trombone Quartet, she has appeared in recitals and performances throughout the state of Texas, including showcase performances at conferences of the Texas Music Educators Association, the International Trombone Festival, and the International Trumpet Guild. She is currently the Principal Trombone of the Sherman Symphony Orchestra and frequently performs with a variety of ensembles such as the Dallas Asian Wind Ensemble and the Jazz Monsters of Fort Worth. In the summers, she tours Germany as a regular member of Eurobrass, a 12-person ensemble comprised of music professionals from Germany and the United States.
Amanda maintains a successful private studio in the metroplex that boasts over seventy students who consistently earn top placement in region honor and all-state bands and regularly win awards at solo competitions. She frequently leads low-brass masterclasses in the area and serves as Camp Director for Center Stage Brass’s annual Summer Music Camp.
Amanda has participated in numerous orchestral and chamber music festivals including those of the Brevard Music Center, the Symphony Orchestra Academy of the Pacific, and the Bayview Music Festival’s Spectrum Brass Seminar. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mathematics from Baylor University, where she graduated summa cum laude, and a Master of Music in Trombone Performance from Texas Christian University. Amanda’s primary teachers include David Begnoche, Brent Phillips, and David Plumb.
In her spare time, she enjoys drinking coffee, exercising, swing dancing, and telling painfully corny jokes.
“I look forward to playing my Edwards trombone every day! Its exceptional craftsmanship enables me to seamlessly blend in every musical setting, all while allowing me to express myself with clarity and finesse.”