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Amy Gillick, DMA

Applied Instructor, Bassoon Studies
Phone: (562) 397-1225
Amy Gillick, DMA, holds the distinction of being the first Doctor of Bassoon to graduate from the University of California, Los Angeles. Gillick has taught bassoon at Azusa Pacific University since 2011, and she also teaches at Moorpark College, Concordia University, the Orange County High School of the Arts (OCHSA), and the Idyllwild Summer Arts Program. She has taught many subjects, including music history, music appreciation, 20th-century music, and music theory. As a graduate teaching fellow at UCLA, she worked in the Cluster Program, designing innovative multidisciplinary arts courses and teaching music appreciation and woodwind methods courses. In addition to playing co-principal bassoon with the Bakersfield Symphony, Gillick is a member of the Santa Monica Symphony and performs frequently with the Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintet. She has performed with many other orchestras in Southern California, including the Pasadena Symphony and the Long Beach Opera, and with many 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, Dishwalla, and many more.


DMA, University of California, Los Angeles
M.M., University of California, Los Angeles
B.M., California State University, Long Beach


  • College of Music and the Arts
  • School of Music


  • Bassoon
  • Chamber Music Instruction
  • Music Performance
  • Reed Making
  • Studio Teaching