Amanda Legner holds a bachelor degree in Music Business from Millikin University and a Masters Degree in Performance from the Boston Conservatory. Her private teachers have included James Moyer, Brian Justison, Pat Hollenbeck, Dean Anderson, Nancy Zeltsman, Joe Galeota, and Abass Camara. Ms. Legner's performing experience includes the Boston Civic Orchestra, The New England Philharmonic, The Berklee Percussion Group, The Berklee African Percussion Ensemble (Music of Ghana), The Illinois Symphony, The Heartland Philharmonic, The Peoria Symphony, The Chicago Percussion Group, The Chicago Composer's Orchestra, The Little Star Music Group (movement and music troupe), Patience Gloria Project (drumset), and the Midwest Hackers (commercial percussion).
In addition, Ms. Legner is an avid arranger and composer for percussion and has compositions pending publication for marimba and multiple percussion. Her credits include arranging for various pits and drumlines throughout central Illinois. She performs numerous solo recitals, master classes, and weddings throughout the year. Ms. Legner has been teaching private and group percussion since 1994 and joined the faculty of Illinois Wesleyan University in August 2003.