Amy Taylor is a piccolo specialist who has held positions with several prominent U.S. orchestras including the Detroit Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, San Diego Symphony, Milwaukee Symphony and the Honolulu Symphony. For the 2023-2024 season, she will serving as the Acting Second Flute with the DSO.
Throughout her career she has played frequently with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and joined the CSO on tours to Asia and for their performance at Carnegie Hall. She has also performed extensively with the Minnesota, Atlanta 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, Interlochen Arts Camp, and the Sun Valley Music Festival. She has also performed with the Mainly Mozart Music Festival, Sitka Summer Music Festival and with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.
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. She is currently the Adjunct Piccolo Instructor at the University of North Texas and the Adjunct Flute Instructor at Xavier University and Northern Kentucky University. She has also held teaching positions at Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music.
Originally from the Dallas 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.