Amanda Bono (b. 1987) recently received her D.M.A. in Music Composition from The Catholic University of America in May 2016. An active composer of works for the concert hall and stage, her music is frequently programmed on concerts and during festivals in the United States and abroad. Recent commissions include works for The Etchings Festival, highSCORE Music Festival, Atlantic Music Festival, New Voices @ CUA, and The Atlantic Center for the Arts. Additionally, she has also been commissioned to create stage works for Synetic Theatre, The Shakespeare Theatre Company, and CUAdrama. In addition to writing music, her research interests include the music of the twentieth and twenty-first century, particularly the works of Ellen Taaffe Zwilich and other contemporary women composers.
Amanda teaches Music Theory and Composition at Shenandoah Conservatory. She is a member of ASCAP, The College Music Society, and The Society for Music Theory.