Quickly becoming one of the most dynamic and sought-after groups in the city of Baltimore, 2nd Ceremony is a group to watch. Within its first month, the group was the key featured performer on the Peabody at the Library Series, playing concerts at Enoch Pratt Libraries all over the city. The group has also appeared on Peabody’s Penn Station Rush Hour Series, as well as in house concerts throughout DC.
At the inception of her career as a concert flutist, Amanda Dame is active throughout the Northeast as a soloist, chamber musician, and pedagogue. Originally from New York, Amanda has been a laureate in many competitions, receiving first place awards in the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition in Washington, DC, the Best Mozart Performance category of the global Great Composer Competition Series, 2014 Central Ohio Flute Association Young Artist Competition, and the 2013 Rochester Flute Association Emerging Artist Competition. In 2015, Amanda was invited to participate in the Third International Maxence Larrieu Flute Competition in Nice, France, and was one of three flutists representing the United States. Amanda was recently a featured soloist on Peabody’s Friday Noon Recital Series. In December 2018, she presented her widely-successful program Classical Holiday at the Anderson House in Washington, DC to a sold-out audience, as well at The Mainstay in Rock Hall, MD.
Zachary Grim enjoys a multifaceted career in performance, teaching, and research. His programs, which focus on the music of the 20th and 21st centuries, have led him to collaborate with variety of venues and organizations such as the Newman Center for the Performing Arts, Society of the Cincinnati, Bethlehem Bach Choir, Walters Art Museum, Pennsylvania Sinfonia Orchestra, Allentown Band, and guitar societies on both the east and west coasts. While Zachary brings his music to the concert hall, his mission as a 21st century musician to engage new audiences unfamiliar with the guitar’s vast repertoire has led him to listening rooms, clubs, music therapy centers, radio, and even living rooms to share these intimate programs.