Amanda Bedford started at Berklee in June 2018 and brings a wide range of experience from the fields of higher education and the arts to this role. She most recently served as a project coordinator for Lesley University's Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative. Prior to her work at Lesley, she held positions at the Boston Children's Chorus, Boston Symphony Orchestra, and the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising.
She attended Hartwick College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in music with a concentration in musical theater and a theater arts minor. In her current role, she supports creative programming, equitable policy, and institutional diversity to help the center serve as an educational and positive resource for the Berklee community.
Outside Berklee, she is very involved in community theater, serving on the board of directors of the Footlight Club, America's oldest continuously running community theater, and participating on stage as much as she can. Also an avid reader, she lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband and two cats.