Amelia Bailey

Round Hill, Virginia

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts degrees in Environmental Science and Music with a Performance Concentration, 2021
Manhattan School of Music, Master of Music, 2023

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Amelia Bailey is a master’s student at the Manhattan School of Music studying under Sheryl Staples. She began playing violin at age three and studied with members of the National Symphony Orchestra before college. In high school she was a fellow in the NSO Youth Fellowship program at the Kennedy Center, and recently, in March, she performed chamber music in Hungary with members of her undergraduate music program.

What is something interesting that people may not know about you?
I grew up (and still live) on a farm and I’m fluent in American Sign Language.

Name three of your favorite composers:
Sergei Prokofiev, Dmitri Shostakovich, Gustav Mahler

When taking a break from music-making, what is your favorite thing to do?

What are you most looking forward to this summer with the NRO?
The shared excitement and energy on stage at the end of concerts.