Amanda Talley is the second oboist and associate English horn of the New Mexico Philharmonic. In addition to The Santa Fe Symphony Orchestra and  NM Phil, she performs with Opera Southwest as principal oboe, Santa Fe Pro Musica, and the Santa Fe Opera. Amanda has also performed with many other orchestras, including the Seattle Symphony and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra. While on leave from the NMPhil, Amanda held the English horn positions with the Boise Philharmonic and Yakima Symphony, while teaching at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. Previously Amanda was a founding member of a competitive woodwind quintet based in Tallahassee, Florida. The chamber group gave their Carnegie Hall debut in 2011, and also received travels grants from Florida State University to perform around the United States. Amanda graduated from Southern Methodist University, receiving her Master’s degree as a student of Erin Hannigan, principal oboist of the Dallas Symphony. She completed her Bachelor’s degree at Florida State University studying with Dr. Eric Ohlsson. Recently, Amanda accepted a summer position as a dean at the Brevard Music Center. In past summers, Amanda has attended numerous summer music festivals, including the National Repertory Orchestra, the Brevard Music Center, Bowdoin International Music Festival as a quintet fellowship recipient, Eastern Music Festival, and the Imani Winds Chamber Music Institute. In her free time, Amanda enjoys being outdoors and spending time with her two dogs, Liesl and Emma.