Amy Taylor is the Piccolo and Third Flute with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. For seven years prior to joining the SDS, she served as Acting Second Flutist of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. Earlier in her career 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.
She has also performed extensively with the Chicago, Detroit, Minnesota, Atlanta and St. Louis Symphony Orchestras on both piccolo and flute. Active in several summer festivals, Ms. Taylor has performed at the Bellingham Festival of Music, the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Chautauqua Institution, 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.
She can be heard on the Fanfare Cincinnati label on the Cincinnati Symphony and Pops Orchestra recordings; Hallowed Ground, American Originals, Carnival of the Animals, and more.
In addition to her active performing career, Ms. Taylor is a devoted teacher offering private lessons to students of all ages, and has taught at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and Northern Kentucky University.
Originally from the Dallas area, she received her Bachelor of Music degree from the University of North Texas and her Masters degree in performance from Northwestern University. Her primary teachers include, Walfrid Kujala, Terri Sundberg, Jennifer Gunn and Mathieu Dufour.