Adjunct Instructor, Trumpet
School of Music 325
Amanda Pepping enjoys a multi-faceted career as a performer, educator, and scholar. She has appeared as a soloist with various orchestras and bands throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America. She has performed with the National Repertory Orchestra, the New Mexico Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, Arizona Opera, and the Brass Band of Battle Creek.
At SHSU, Amanda teaches trumpet, brass techniques, chamber music, and collaborates with her husband, John Lane, in the Lungta trumpet and percussion duo. Prior to her appointment, she served as the brass area coordinator and trumpet professor at Georgia State University where she was artistic co-director of the avant garde ensemble Bent Frequency. Before her time in Atlanta, Amanda taught at Texas State University, Texas Lutheran University, Mesa Community College and Phoenix College.
In 2005-2006 Amanda was a Fulbright fellow in Karlsruhe, Germany, studying the Baroque trumpet with world-renowned trumpet soloist, historian, and teacher Dr. Edward Tarr. As a baroque trumpeter, she has performed with groups such as New Trinity Baroque, Musica Antiqua Cologne and the Houston Bach Society and appeared as a soloist at the International Trumpet Guild Conference. She plays 2nd (baroque) trumpet in Houston’s Mercury Orchestra.
Several of her arrangements can be heard on Amanda, her solo album on Summit Records. She has an upcoming baroque trumpet and orchestra album with New Trinity Baroque on Editions Lilac. Amanda is a Sonaré performing artist.
Amanda was on the International Trumpet Guild Board of Directors (2011-2016) and is a former editor of the International Trumpet Guild Journal & website News column. She served as editor for David Hickman’s best-selling book Trumpet Pedagogy.
Amanda received her doctorate from the University of Texas in Austin where she studied with Ray Sasaki and served as a teaching assistant to musicologist Dr. Lorenzo Candelaria. She holds her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from Arizona State University where she studied with and was a teaching assistant to David Hickman. Additional teachers include German trumpet soloist Reinhold Friedrich, Robert Dorer and Douglas Carlsen of the Minnesota Orchestra, and Emory Harvison of the Phoenix Symphony.