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Amy Gillick, DMA

Applied Instructor, Bassoon Studies
Phone: (562) 397-1225
Amy Gillick, D.M.A.
Amy Gillick holds her Doctorate degree in Music from UCLA, claiming the distinction of becoming the first Doctor of bassoon to graduate from UCLA. She earned her bachelor’s degree in music from California State University, Long Beach and her Master’s degree from UCLA.
Amy Gillick has taught bassoon at Azusa Pacific University, Moorpark College, Concordia University, and at the Idyllwild Summer Arts Program. She has taught many subjects, including Music History, Music Appreciation, 20th Century Music, and Music Theory. As a teaching fellow at UCLA, she worked in the Cluster Program, designing innovative multi-disciplinary arts courses and well as teaching music appreciation and woodwind methods courses. She also taught classes in chamber music, theory, music appreciation and history at the Orange County School of the Arts. Amy regularly leads reed making master classes and holds a private studio of bassoon and saxophone students in Los Angeles and Orange County.
Amy plays principal bassoon in the Bakersfield Symphony and was also a member of the Santa Monica Symphony. She has performed with many different ensembles in Southern California, including the Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Opera, among others. In addition to the faculty quintet at APU, she has also performed chamber music with the Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintet and competed at the Coleman competition with her quintet from CSULB.
Amy Gillick has had the inspiring opportunity to perform 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.


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
  • College of Music and the Arts: School of Music


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