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"[A]n astonishing display of vocal nimbleness" New York Times

Amanda DeBoer Bartlett, DMA is a Chicago-based soprano, improviser, composer, and organizer. She is the founder and director of Quince Ensemble, an all-women contemporary vocal group, and Hasco Duo, an experimental improvisation and songwriting project. She is also a member of and program curator for Ensemble Dal Niente, a Chicago-based chamber orchestra that commissions and performs the music of living composers. 

In 2014 she founded Omaha Under the Radar, an annual four-day experimental performance festival, year-round concert series, and educational program which presented over 400 individual artists during her tenure as director.

DeBoer maintains an active national and international performance schedule. Recent highlights include the Foro Internacional de Música Nueva in Mexico City, the Kody Festival in Poland, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival in New York City, and the MusicNOW Series presented by the Chicago Symphony Orchestra.

Born and raised in Omaha, NE, DeBoer moved to Chicago to study at DePaul University where she received a Bachelor of Music. She received a Master’s degree from the University at Buffalo, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Contemporary Music from Bowling Green State University.

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