Photo of adjunct professor, Amanda Peck, standing next to her double bass

Adjunct – Instructor of Music, Double Bass
Phone: (940) 397-4267
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Amanda Peck has been playing double bass for over 20 years, originally from the Cleveland, OH area and will now be based in the Texoma area. She is currently the Director of Education and Community Outreach for the Wichita Falls Symphony Orchestra in addition to teaching at MSU. She has performed with several symphonies, most recently the Central Ohio Symphony and the Paducah Symphony in Kentucky. Her primary instructors are David Messina of the West Virginia Symphony, and Dr. Garry Wasserman of the Columbus Symphony and New Albany Symphony in Ohio.

Ms. Peck holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Education from Ohio University in Athens, OH, and a Masters of Music in Music Education from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN, graduating with highest honors. She has 7 years of experience teaching full time, including public and private schools. She has taught grades K-12, teaching marching band, orchestra, general music, choir, and guitar courses. Ms. Peck also taught at a private studio for 2 years, having more than 50 students in that time. She has adjudicated events in both Ohio and Tennessee, and has been a guest clinician at many area high schools in Columbus, OH.


Amanda met her husband, Evan, in high school marching band in Strongsville, Ohio, and were married in July of 2011 and they have been an Army family for over 8 years. Major Peck is a Military Intelligence Officer in the US Army being stationed at Fort Sill. They have a daughter, Gabrielle, who is 5 years old and already wants to be a music teacher. Ms. Peck is thrilled to have the opportunity to guide students in their musical growth here at MSU.