Amanda Weber is a conductor, teacher, performer, artist, and activist who is passionate about uniting music, art, and community through her work. Currently pursuing a Doctoral Degree in Conducting at the University of Minnesota, Amanda has found her thesis work revolving around the Voices of Hope, a women's prison choir in Shakopee, MN, which Amanda conducts. This past October, Amanda was selected to be a guest speaker at a TEDx Minneapolis Salon, where she shared her experience of the transformative power of uniting voices. Amanda's interest in using music as a tool for social justice grew through her work at Luther Place Memorial Church in Washington, DC, where she directed Bethany’s Women of Praise, a choir for homeless women, from 2008-2011. Weber received a Masters of Music degree in Choral Conducting at the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music, and a BA in Music and Art at Luther College.