Dr. Amy Gillick
Assistant Professor of Music, Double Reeds
Assistant professor Amy Gillick leads the double reeds studio at Austin Peay State University. She additionally teaches doubles reeds methods and music appreciation. Dr. Gillick is committed to commissioning new works for double reed instruments, the art and science of reed making, innovations in music pedagogy, and exploring concepts lying on the intersection of arts and technology.
Previous teaching appointments have included Virginia Tech, Azusa Pacific University, Moorpark College, Concordia University, UCLA, and the Orange County School of the Arts, teaching subjects including music history and theory, music appreciation, symphonic literature, 20th Century music, ear training, and woodwind methods courses. Dr. Gillick regularly leads reed making master classes and gives recitals throughout the country. In the summertime, she teaches at the Idyllwild Summer Arts program in California, the Summer Music Institute in Roanoke, Virginia, and at the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Arcidosso, Italy (starting in 2017).
Equally accomplished as an orchestral and chamber player, she has performed with the Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Bakersfield Symphony (co-principal), and the Santa Monica Symphony. Other orchestral engagements have included the Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Opera, among numerous other ensembles in Southern California. She has also performed chamber music as a member of the faculty quintet at Azusa Pacific University and the Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintet. Additionally, she competed at the Coleman competition with her quintet from CSULB. Dr. Gillick has performed with many highly acclaimed artists, including Laurendo Almeida, Christopher Parkening, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Levin, Edo DeWaart, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Steven Hough, Joseph Silverstein, David Zinman, Hugh Wolff, Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, Richard Carpenter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dishwalla, to name a few. Recordings of her performances have been broadcast on Valley Public Radio (KVPR) and KUSC.
An active member of several professional musical organizations, she recently presented a recital featuring three world premieres at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tokyo, Japan. She is an active member of both IDRS (International Double Reed Society) and CMS (College Music Society) and frequently performs and presents her research at conferences for both organizations at the regional, national, and international level.
Dr. Gillick has participated in the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival (with Loren Glickman), and the Aspen Music Festival where she studied with Steven Dibner, Nancy Goeres, and Per Hannevold. Her past teachers include Charles Coker, John Steinmetz, David Muller, and John Campbell. She has additionally studied saxophone with Leo Potts and Doug Masek. Amy has been selected to perform in master classes with Milan Turkovic, Michael McGraw, and Ben Kamins, among others. She earned her B.M. degree from California State University, Long Beach, and M.M. and D.M.A. from UCLA. For more information and to view upcoming performances, visit www.amygillick.com.
Phone: (931) 221-6169
Music/Mass Communication Building, Room 214