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Musician 1st Class Amanda J. Eich,


MU1 Amanda Eich

Musician 1st Class Amanda Eich, from Arlington Heights, Illinois, joined the Navy Band as a clarinetist in 2017. She holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Science with honors in water resources engineering from the University of Illinois, and a Master of Music with an Arts Leadership Program Certificate from the Eastman School of Music. Her teachers include Kenneth Grant, J. David Harris and John Bruce Yeh.

Eich was a two-time fellow at the Marrowstone Music Festival in Bellingham, Washington, and a semi-finalist for the New World Symphony 2016-2017 season. She has also performed in the Madeline Island Music Camp and the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Trollhättan, Sweden, where she took part in a masterclass series with Yehuda Gilad.

She has performed with the Genessee Symphony Orchestra, the Wheaton Municipal Band and as a guest artist in schools around the Rochester, New York, area. As an intern for Cordancia Chamber Orchestra, Eich performed lesser-known works around upstate New York, and helped to lead an effort in coordinating such projects as the newly-founded Young Performers Concerto Competition.

In her free time, she enjoys reading, skiing and sharing pictures of her dogs.