Amy Yang Hazlett has served as principal bassoon with the Greenville Symphony Orchestra since 2006. She was featured as a soloist with the orchestra in Mozart's Bassoon Concerto under the baton of music director and conductor Edvard Tchivzhel in January 2009.

Born in Taiwan, Hazlett was chosen as principal bassoon of the Taichung Philharmonic Orchestra in Taiwan at the age of 18. She came to the United States as the winner of the Evergreen/Maryland Governor Scholarship Competition. She has held the position of principal bassoon with the Augusta Symphony, the Symphony of Southeast Texas, and The Woodlands Symphony in Texas. She has also served as second bassoon with the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra and the Brevard Symphony Orchestra. She was co-principal bassoon with the Missouri Festival Chamber Orchestra. Additionally, Hazlett has performed with the San Diego Symphony, the Jacksonville Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the South Carolina Philharmonic, the Charlotte Symphony, the Key West Symphony, and the Iris Symphony.

As a soloist, Hazlett was chosen to participate in the 48th Prague Spring International Competition. She was also the winner of the Mary Graham Lasley Competition and the Baltimore Music Club Senior Woodwind Competition. She was a Finalist in the Koussevitzsky Competition in New York City, and the Curtis Institute Young Artist Competition in Philadelphia.

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Woodwind Methods

Study of woodwind instruments for the purpose of learning teaching and playing skills.


Literature of the Instrument

Survey of the musical literature of a particular performance area. Students (typically performance majors) channel their research and study toward their own performance specialty and survey the general body of compositions written for that medium

The way to be a successful musician is 10,000 hours of practice and a good teacher to guide you there.

  • Winner, Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition by the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, Va. (1996)
  • Participant, 48th Prague Spring International Music Competition (1996)
  • Alternate winner, Aspen Woodwind Concerto Competition (1995)
  • Finalist, Young Artist Competition, Philadelphia (1995)
  • Finalist, Koussevitzky Competition for Woodwinds, New York (1995)
  • Winner, Senior Woodwinds Competition, Baltimore Music Club (1995)
  • Honorable mention, Mary Graham Lasley Scholarship Competition by the Symphony Orchestra League of Alexandria, Va. (1995)
  • Winner, Evergreen Music Scholarship Competition (1992)
  • Winner, Taiwan Area Bassoon Competition (1988)
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