Amanda Sewell, Ph.D.
Dr. Amanda Sewell joined the staff at Interlochen Public Radio in 2015 and has served as the music director since 2019.
Sewell oversees the staff and programming at Classical IPR.
Since 2018, Sewell has overseen the addition of archival recordings of Interlochen student performances to IPR's broadcast library. She also hosts and produces The Interlochen Collection, a weekly program featuring those archival recordings.
Her first book, "Wendy Carlos: A Biography," was published by Oxford University Press in 2020 and reviewed favorably by outlets including Kirkus, the Washington Post and the Guardian. Critic Tim Page, writing for the Wall Street Journal, called Sewell's biography "a happy rarity among academic arts books - a grounded, thoughtful, appreciative study that maintains focus on its subject and her milieu, all the while paying the reader the courtesy of elegant prose."
Sewell's musicological scholarship has also appeared in the Journal of the Society for American Music, the Journal of Popular Music Studies, and the Cambridge Companion to Hip Hop.
A respected member of the musicological scholarly community, Sewell is often invited to give keynote addresses and lead workshops pertaining to her work in public radio.
B.A., Music History - Butler University
M.M., Music History - Bowling Green State University
Ph.D., Musicology - Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University