Amanda Bistolfo is a home-grown Davisite who is honored to return to her Alma Mater to take the reins of the Davis Senior High School choral program. Ms. Bistolfo’s Davis roots include playing the saxophone in school bands and jazz bands, singing in choral ensembles directed by Dr. Karen Gardias and Mr. William Zinn, and studying classical voice with Rachel Day Kessler.
Ms. Bistolfo earned a BA in Psychology with a minor in Theatre Arts from Mount Holyoke College, a Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Western Michigan University under the tutelage of Dr. Kimberly Dunn Adams and Dr. Kenneth Prewitt, and a teaching credential and Master of Education from National University. Ms. Bistolfo conducted the Early Music Ensemble and taught beginning and choral conducting at WMU, where she won the Departmental and All-School Awards for Excellence in Teaching.
Ms. Bistolfo has been conducting choirs and choruses for the last eleven years, as well as teaching voice and coaching young performers. As a music educator in Orange county for the past seven years, Ms. Bistolfo has taught choirs of all levels as well as AP Music Theory, handbell ensemble, vocal workshop, and musical theatre courses. Ms. Bistolfo has been involved in musical productions in a variety of roles: performing with choirs, in musicals and in operettas; as a soloist with choirs and orchestras; conducting choirs, orchestras, and pit orchestras; and directing musicals.
Married during the height of the pandemic, Ms. Bistolfo looks forward to making her home here in Davis with her husband and sharing her love of music with the passionate and dedicated Davis community.