Assistant Professor Amy Gillick teaches double reeds at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville Tennessee. Her past teaching positions include Virginia Tech, Concordia University (Irvine), Azusa Pacific University, Moorpark College, and UCLA (as a graduate fellow). She earned her D.M.A. and M.M. from UCLA and her B.M. from California State University, Long Beach. Dr. Gillick has performed with the Roanoke Symphony, Nashville Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, was formerly co-principal bassoon in the Bakersfield Symphony (California), and played 2nd/contra with the Santa Monica Symphony. Her dissertation about Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone continues with many projects and translations currently in progress. Dr. Gillick is committed to commissioning new works for bassoon, the art and science of reed making, innovations in music pedagogy, and exploring concepts of an interdisciplinary nature.