Amy Gillick is Assistant Professor of Double Reeds at Austin Peay State University, in Clarksville, TN. In addition to APSU, she also teaches at Idyllwild Arts, and previously at the Summer Music Institute in Roanoke, Virginia. Dr. Gillick is committed to commissioning new works for bassoon, the art of reed making, innovations in music pedagogy, and exploring concepts lying on the intersection of arts and technology. Her previous teaching positions include Virginia Tech, the Orange County School of the Arts, Concordia University (Irvine,) Azusa Pacific University, Moorpark College, and UCLA (as a graduate fellow). She currently enjoys being a member of the Gateway Chamber Orchestra and has played with the Nashville Symphony and Roanoke Symphony. Previously, she held the position of co-principal bassoon in the Bakersfield Symphony for 10 years and was a member of the Santa Monica Symphony, and many other ensembles in Southern California.