Amy Gillick

Amy Gillick

Assistant Professor - Bassoon

Amy Gillick has had the inspiring opportunity to perform with many highly acclaimed artists, including Laurendo Almeida, Christopher Parkening, Joseph Kalichstein, and Robert Levin.

She has been a member of such orchestras as the Bakersfield Symphony Orchestra, the Santa Monica Symphony, and the Pasadena Symphony.

As a soloist she has played with the Moorpark Symphony and the Bakersfield Symphony.

Contact Me

(540) 231-0329
315 Henderson Hall
195 Alumni Mall (0141)
Blacksburg, VA  24061

Areas of Expertise

  • Bassoon
  • Teaching Areas: Bassoon, Bassoon Methods, Music Theory

Education & Training

  • D.M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • M.A., University of California, Los Angeles
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

What do you most enjoy about your work?

One of my greatest joys as a teacher is watching my students learn to make their own reeds, play their first concert or recital on them, and then pass along that art and craft to other students.

What are the most important qualities for any student in the performing arts to cultivate?

Three of the most important qualities for young musicians to cultivate are perseverance, self-discipline, and a hunger for beauty. If one can develop these qualities as an artist, there is nothing that cannot be achieved in any of life's pursuits. Particularly with the bassoon, if a student can master the bassoon with its 13 keys dedicated to the thumbs alone, there is nothing they can't conquer!

Memberships & Affiliations

  • International Double Reed Society (IDRS)
  • MENC
  • CBDA

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