Faculty & Staff
Amanda Harberg is a composer and pianist whose work is described by The New York Times as “a sultry excursion into lyricism.” Harberg weaves her deep admiration for the classical tradition together with contemporary influences to create a distinctively personal style. The Flutist Quarterly has called her music “heartfelt, expressive, powerful and beautiful”, and composer John Corigliano says that her music “invigorates the brain and touches the soul”.
Dr. Harberg's works have been presented at leading institutions including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and Bargemusic. She has received a Fulbright Hays fellowship, Juilliard's Peter Menin prize, two New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships, a New York State Council on the Arts Fellowship, a MacDowell Colony summer residency, and two of the National Flute Association’s Newly Published Music Awards.
Harberg has received commissions from the Philadelphia Orchestra Association, the Grand Rapids Symphony, the Round Top Festival Orchestra, the Albany Symphony, the Juilliard School, the New Jersey Youth Symphony, the Dorian Wind Quintet, the Bay Atlantic Symphony, the Harmonium Choral Society, and the Network for New Music, as well as many consortium commissions for recital works.
Harberg’s exclusive publisher, Theodore Presser Company, frontlines her music in their catalogue, and her work has been recorded on many labels. Her Piccolo Concerto will be premiered at the National Flute Convention’s Gala Concerto Concert 2021 with Erica Peel, and her Viola Concerto was performed by over ten orchestras and recorded by Brett Deubner for Naxos American Classics.
Also active as a concert pianist, Dr. Harberg has recently performed with concertmasters and principles of major orchestras including Martin Chalifour YaoGuang Zhai, Robert Langevin, Dennis Kim, Erica Peel, and with her composer/performer colleague Valerie Coleman.
Dr. Harberg is on the faculty at Rutgers University and at Interlochen Arts Camp.