A photo of Amanda Lee Morrill.  Amanda is pale with hazel eyes and light brown hair.  She is wearing a grey denim button up over a white v-neck and black jeans.  She is seated on a cushioned stool and holds four mallets in her right hand.

Photo by Jostlyn Stilson.

Amanda Lee Morrill

Amanda Lee Morrill is a drummer and percussionist based in New York City.  She maintains an active performance career while also pursuing her PhD in Ethnomusicology at Columbia University.

Amanda began her music career and obtained her first two degrees in Utah (MM in Percussion Performance from the University of Utah; BS in Music from Utah Tech University).   Upon completion of her masters in 2015, Amanda returned to Utah Tech as a part time faculty member.  She taught music lecture courses as well as private drum/percussion lessons at UTU for seven years.

During her time out west, Amanda regularly performed with orchestras, choirs, chamber groups, big bands, combos, and more.  She developed a special interest in musical theater and played at Tuacahn Center for the Arts (Ivins, UT) for over a decade.  Her credits there included multiple regional and world premieres.

Since 2021, Amanda has enjoyed traveling throughout the United States to play for productions staged by Weston Theater Company (Weston, VT),  The Palace Theatres (Manchester, NH), and  Main Street Music Hall (Osage Beach, MO)Click this link for a complete list of musicals she has performed.  Amanda is proud to be a Rustic Percussion artist, a member of MAESTRA, and a resident artist with Showpeople Theatre Collective.

RENT | Dartmouth College | Spring of 2022

Evita | NCCA @ Jean's Playhouse | Summer of 2021