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Amanda Jones

Teaching Artist of Piano
Office Location: FAC 421

Amanda RM Jones, Teaching Artist of Piano, has been a professional pianist in the Des Moines area since 2007. In addition to teaching through both Drake University and the Community School of Music, she is also a collaborative pianist for the Drake University voice department. In that role, she has had the opportunity to perform with Drake students in various masterclass, competitions, and recital settings, as well as to engage in cultural exchanges with Minzu University in Beijing, China. She performed in Beijing with Drake voice students in 2011, and was honored to collaborate with Minzu University Professor Han Changmei (soprano) on her recital during her 2014 visit to Drake. Amanda has also performed with both the Drake Musical Theatre and Drake Opera Theatre programs and has been the principle pianist for Drake’s productions of Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, Gilbert and Sullivan's The Mikado, Rorem’s Our Town, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as various opera scenes. Amanda received a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, under the instruction of Dr. Karin Redekopp Edwards.


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