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Amanda McCullough
Instrumental/Vocal Music
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Dr. McCullough teaches 5-12 band & 7-12 choir at Bancroft-Rosalie. Originally from Topeka, Kansas, Dr. McCullough studied at Washburn University in Topeka, graduating Summa Cum Laude with Music Department honors in 2011, earning a BM in trumpet performance, a BA in music, and a minor in mathematics. After graduating from Washburn, Dr. McCullough relocated to Lincoln to study composition at the University of Nebraska, earning a Masters of Music in Composition in 2013 under Dr. Eric Richards & a DMA in Composition under Dr. Tyler White in 2017. While in Lincoln, Dr. McCullough worked at Lincoln High School as a paraeducator, Assistant Director of the Lincoln Public Schools Mariachi band & as an arranger and assistant to Lincoln High’s Show Choir & accompanying band. It was during this time that Dr. McCullough began taking classes at UNL needed to become certified as a music educator in the state of Nebraska. As a composer, Dr. McCullough has presented works at Electronic Music Midwest four times and won a Fifteen Minutes of Fame competition and had a short piece premiered in New York City that has since been performed throughout the country and even virtually in 2020 by UNK professor Dr. Andrew White. Locally, Omaha Symphonic Winds has premiered two pieces (The Dreams that Haunt Us for Chamber Wind Ensemble and Poseidon for Symphonic Band) and the wind ensemble at Lincoln High School has premiered one (This is the Way the World Ends: A Bluesy Apocalypse). Iowa Western Community College has also performed a piece (Ares for Symphonic Band) with Dr. McCullough conducting. As a performer, Dr. McCullough has played with many different groups, including Omaha Symphonic Winds, in the pit orchestra of musicals, with a Shrine Circus Band and with professional mariachi and salsa bands. Dr. McCullough hopes to use this performance and composition knowledge and experience to teach the fundamentals of music performance and theory along with the 21st century skills of creativity, teamwork, resilience and improvisation.

 

 

 

Phone: 4026483336Email: Amanda McCulloughBancroft-Rosalie Community School
708 Main Street Bancroft NE 68004