Amy Taylor

Amy Taylor's Biography

Amy Taylor serves as Acting Second Flute of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, a position she has held since 2012. Prior to joining the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, she was a member of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra as Piccolo and Associate Principal Flute, respectively.

Taylor is a regular substitute with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has appeared on tours to Asia and Carnegie Hall. She has played extensively with the Detroit, Atlanta and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras as well as the Minnesota Orchestra on both piccolo and flute, and she is a former member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She is also a substitute for the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and Philadelphia Orchestra. Taylor enjoys spending part of her summers performing at the Bellingham Festival of Music in Washington, and she also has performed at the Sitka Summer Music Festival and IRIS Music Festival and with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.

Taylor, a Yamaha Performing Artist, is a first place winner of the National Flute Association Orchestral Audition Masterclass Competition and the Oklahoma Young Artist Competition. In 2006, she performed as soloist with Yo-Yo Ma in Grant Park in Chicago, IL as part of the Silk Road Ensemble.

Taylor can be heard on the Fanfare Cincinnati label on the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati Pops Orchestra recordings Hallowed Ground, American Originals and Carnival of the Animals.

In addition to her active performing career, Taylor is a devoted teacher. She is the Adjunct Flute Professor at Northern Kentucky University. In addition to maintaining a private studio, she was also the Interim Adjunct Flute Instructor at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music for the 2016-2017 school year, and she is on the board of the Flute Society of Kentucky.

Originally from the Dallas, TX area, Taylor received her Bachelor of Music from the University of North Texas and her master's degree in performance from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers include Walfrid Kujala, Terri Sundberg, Jennifer Gunn and Mathieu Dufour.

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