Mercyhurst University

Amanda Sage, M.M.

Instructor of Flute

DAN 34

814-824-2394

Amanda Sage is a flutist and private teacher in the Greater Pittsburgh area. She has served as principal flute with the Pittsburgh Philharmonic, principal flute and second flute/piccolo with the Undercroft Opera, and has performed with the Edgewood, Westmoreland, and Johnstown Symphonies. She also performs in various solo, chamber, and/or larger ensemble roles in a variety of venues throughout the Pittsburgh area, including the newly formed Bel Suono Ensemble of which she is a founding member. An ardent advocate of early music and historical performance, Amanda also plays the baroque flute. She has performed in masterclasses for baroque flutists Kim Pineda, Janet See, and Barthold Kuijken. 

As an educator, she has nearly 10 years of experience in private instruction, in addition to her many years of experience teaching both instrumental and general music (K-12). In addition to her private studio, Amanda also teaches at West Virginia Northern Community College as an adjunct instructor. 

Beyond music, Amanda is a Certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through the National Academy of Sports Medicine. She strives to incorporate her knowledge of health and fitness into her teaching, especially stressing the importance of proper body alignment, breath, and injury prevention with her students. Amanda has presented on the topic of performance health at several different events including the Mid-Atlantic Flute Convention in Washington D.C., and the National Flute Association annual convention. Amanda received a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from Seton Hill University, and a Master of Music degree in flute performance from Duquesne University, located in Pittsburgh PA.