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Amanda Sage
Joined Seton Hill
2021
Hometown
North Huntingdon, PA
Contact Info
asage@setonhill.edu

Amanda Sage is a flutist and private teacher in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She has served as principal flute with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, principal flute and second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera, as well as substitute flute/piccolo for the Westmoreland and Johnstown Symphonies. She also performs in various solo, chamber, and/or larger ensemble roles in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh area, including the newly formed Bel Suono Ensemble of which she is a founding member. An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses for baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, Barthold Kuijken, and Claire Guimond. As an educator, she has nearly 15 years of experience in private instruction, in addition to her many years of experience teaching both instrumental and general music (K-12). Beyond music, Amanda is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She strives to incorporate her knowledge of health and fitness into her teaching, especially stressing the importance of proper body alignment, breath, and injury prevention with her students. Amanda has presented on the topic of performance health at several different events including the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington D.C., the annual National Flute Association Convention, and in December 2019, published her first book called “Performance Health for Musicians: Exercises and Techniques for Staying Strong and Injury-Free”. Amanda is a proud alumna of Seton Hill University (class of 2007).

Education

  • M.M., Duquesne University (Pittsburgh, PA), 2009
  • B.M., Seton Hill University (Greensburg, PA), 2007

Publications

  • Performance Health for Musicians: Exercises and Techniques for Staying Strong and Injury-Free. (2019)

Organizations

  • National Flute Association

Presentations

  • Performance Health for Flutists. National Flute Association National Convention, August 2017 and August 2021
  • Performance Health for Flutists. Florida Flute Convention, January 2021
  • Performance Health for Flutists. Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention, February 2017 and February 2021
  • Performance Health for Flutists. Texas Flute Society Flute Festival, May 2020

Certifications

  • Pennsylvania Teaching Certificate: Music K-12
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Certified Personal Trainer
  • National Academy of Sports Medicine: Corrective Exercise Specialist

Achievements

  • Serves on Executive Board of the Texas Flute Society as Newsletter Editor: May 2021-present