Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. In addition to the NMPhil, she performs with the Figueroa Music and Arts Project, and plays principal oboe for Opera Southwest. Amanda has also performed with many other orchestras, including the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Tallahassee Symphony, Tallahassee Ballet Orchestra, and the Southwest Florida Symphony.
Previously Amanda was a founding member of a competitive woodwind quintet based in Tallahassee, FL. The chamber group gave their Carnegie hall debut in 2011, and also received a travel grant from Florida State University to perform around the United States.
Amanda graduated in March from Southern Methodist University, receiving her Master’s degree as a student of Erin Hannigan, principal oboist of the Dallas Symphony. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University studying with Dr. Eric Ohlsson.
In past summers, Amanda has attended numerous summer music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, Bowdoin International Music Festival as a quintet fellowship recipient, Eastern Music Festival, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Institute.