Amanda Musser graduated from Texas Christian University and began a teaching career in Arlington, Texas that spanned 34 years until her retirement from the district in 2009. During that time the Bailey Junior High School Symphonic Orchestra won numerous awards, including an invitation to perform in Washington DC in 1997, and it's selection as the Texas Music Educators Association Honor Orchestra of the state in 1995. Throughout her teaching career, Mrs. Musser supervised more than 30 student teachers from area universities, many from TCU. Many of her former students are orchestra directors in Texas.
Her duties at TCU include teaching music education classes, supervising student teachers, and teaching string techniques to non-string music majors. She is still working with the AISD in mentoring first year orchestra teachers, and in 2010 became the conductor of the Junior Symphony Orchestra, foundational group of the Youth Orchestra Of Greater Fort Worth.
Mrs. Musser is a member of TMEA, TODA, TMAA and Mu Omicron, and is a frequent judge and clinician throughout Texas and the South.
She lives in Arlington, married to musician Steve Musser, and is mother of two grown sons and three grandchildren.
BME- Texas Christian University