Amanda Lyon is the Director of Bands and Choirs at Highland Park Middle School in Beaverton, OR. Originally from Sarasota, Florida, Ms. Lyon earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of South Florida, and a Master’s degree from the University of Iowa. Though her degrees are in performance, she has wanted to be an educator since a very early age. An active performer, Ms. Lyon plays with various local orchestras, including Beaverton Symphony Orchestra, Tualatin Valley Symphony, and Willamette Falls Symphony.
Ms. Lyon prides herself on being a culturally relevant, trauma-informed, inclusive, and anti-racist educator and human. She strives to make music-making accessible for all–music is the universal language and all humans deserve to make art.