Amy Taylor

Adjunct Instructor of Piccolo


Flute, Piccolo, Woodwinds, Instrumental Studies

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Amy Taylor is a piccolo specialist who has held positions with several major United States orchestras including the Cincinnati, San Diego, Milwaukee, and the Honolulu Symphonies.

Amy will be the Acting 2nd flutist with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra during the ’23-24 season and will be guest piccolo with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Taylor was recently the winner of the 2nd flute position with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

Throughout her career she has played frequently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and joined the CSO on tours to Asia and Carnegie Hall. She has also performed with the Cleveland Orchestra, Minnesota, Atlanta, Baltimore and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras on both piccolo and flute, and was a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

Ms. Taylor is a frequent guest at a number of summer music festivals, including the Bellingham Festival of Music and the Sun Valley Music Festival. She has also performed with the Mainly Mozart Music Festival and the Sitka Summer Music Festival.

Other notable accomplishments of this Yamaha Artist include her performance in 2006 as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble at Chicago’s Grant Park. She was also the first place winner of the National Flute Association’s Orchestral Excerpts Competition and the Oklahoma Young Artist Competition.

In addition to her active performing career, Ms. Taylor is a devoted teacher. In addition to her UNT position, she is teaches at the Interlochen Summer Arts Academy. She has also held teaching positions at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.

Originally from the Dallas, Texas area, she received her BM from the University of North Texas and her MM from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers include, Walfrid Kujala and Terri Sundberg.