Amy Taylor, Piccolo and Third Flute, joins the San Diego Symphony Orchestra after seven years as the Acting Second Flutist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Prior to this, she was the Solo Piccoloist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and the Associate Principal Flutist with the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra and a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.
Ms. Taylor has performed frequently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, including tours to Asia and Carnegie Hall. Additionally, she has performed with the Detroit, Minnesota, Atlanta and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras on both piccolo and flute. Ms. Taylor currently enjoys spending part of her summer performing with the Bellingham Festival of Music in Washington. She has also performed with the Sitka Summer Music Festival, Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra and the IRIS Music Festival.
Ms. Taylor, a Yamaha Artist, was a first place winner of the National Flute Association Orchestral Excerpts Competition and the Oklahoma Young Artist Competition. In 2006, she performed as a soloist with Yo-Yo Ma in Grant Park as part of the Silk Road Ensemble.
In addition to her active performing career, Ms. Taylor is a devoted teacher. She has held teaching positions at both Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and Northern Kentucky University.
Originally from the Dallas area, Amy Taylor received her BM from the University of North Texas and her MM from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers include Walfrid Kujala and Terri Sundberg.