Amanda Beagle has spent the greater part of her professional life invested in the development of young people through the arts. From coaching clients to embody and live their personal values to developing young singers and taking the stage herself as a singer and speaker, Amanda is passionate about storytelling and what it does for the individual's realization of self as well as the connectivity it creates in a world often divided by cultural differences.
Amanda has maintained a private vocal studio since 2001, both in the Warren/Youngstown area and New York City. She has been on faculty with music schools in New York City and South Orange, New Jersey serving a diverse body of students. An experienced theatre teaching artist, she has also trained extensively with Lincoln Center Education and The Metropolitan Opera Guild in teaching artistry and best practices. Amanda believes in training singers as athletes, as our body is our instrument. Her training with elite Broadway voice teachers and coaches combined with her professional performance experience and background in Classical voice create a unique and well-rounded approach to training young singers.
A lyric soprano, Ms. Beagle made her New York City debut at Lincoln Center performing with the Little Orchestra Society in their production of Babes in Toyland. She toured the world as a vocalist for Holland America Cruise Lines singing in their Showroom at Sea productions and has performed in several regional theater productions. Some of her favorites include The Wizard of Oz, Les Miserables, Into the Woods, The Music Man and Beauty and the Beast. She made her New York City Cabaret debut in 2017 at the famed Metropolitan Room and has entertained at the iconic Sardi's Restaurant and Don't Tell Mama in the heart of Manhattan. A frequent guest artist for concert series, Amanda has performed on Lake Chautauqua's Floating Stage and various Italian Festivals through the Northeast with her solo band show of Italian and Italian American favorites, "An Evening in Roma."
A former Miss Ohio, Ms. Beagle competed live in Atlantic City for the title of Miss America 2005 where she was a non-finalist talent award winner. An advocate for arts integrated classroom curriculum and after-school programming, Ms. Beagle made promoting literacy through the arts her platform issue for Miss America. A longtime teaching artist for Youngstown State University’s SMARTS-Students Motivated by the Arts, Amanda helped facilitate the Metropolitan Opera Guild’s Creating Original Opera program with numerous Youngstown City School students. Ms. Beagle regards this time as some of the most rewarding and impactful work of her career.
Ms Beagle studied music and voice at Youngstown State University’s Dana School of Music and had the privilege of studying Italian Opera and diction with Lorenzo Malfatti privately as well as at his prestigious summer studio program, The Opera Theatre of Lucca, Italy. Eager to develop her entrepreneurial skills, Ms. Beagle earned a Masters Degree in Entertainment Business through Full Sail University in Orlando, FL.
Ms. Beagle currently resides in Howland, Ohio with her husband and pup Stella. She is on the voice faculty at Youngstown State University and the owner of her own vocal studio, Amanda Beagle Vocal Studio.
* Ms. Beagle is a proud member of The Actors Equity Association