Amelia Hammond is a collaborative pianist at Scripps College in Claremont, California, as well as faculty at AMDA College of Performing Arts – Los Angeles. Hammond is a graduate of University of Southern California with a Master of Music degree in Keyboard Collaborative Arts under the tutelage of Dr. Alan Smith, where she served as the music director for the Thornton School of Music Chamber Opera, as well as continues to play for a variety of choirs, vocal soloists, and instrumentalists at USC. Previously, she received a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance after attending Drake University where she studied with Dr. Nicholas Roth. In between degrees, she worked full-time as a collaborative pianist at Drake University, accompanying for multiple vocal studios, masterclasses, competitions, performances, and the Drake Opera and Musical Theater departments for their productions, including Pippin and Verdi’s Falstaff. She also spent many years as the accompanist for Johnston High School’s award-winning varsity show choir, Innovation, and at Waukee High School, she assisted with their four mixed choirs, jazz choirs, and their production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Hammond also enjoys teaching piano lessons, working as a free-lance pianist around Los Angeles, studio work at Capitol Records, and playing piano and bass for musicals at the Des Moines Playhouse. Summer 2022, she held a faculty position as a collaborative pianist at Opera Viva in Verona, Italy, as well as a vocal coaching internship with the National Association of Teachers of Singing Program. With plans to continue to be a Los Angeles artist and teacher, she is currently back at USC to complete a Graduate Certificate.