• Adjunct Instructor, Bassoon
  • 864.294.2017
  • McAlister Auditorium, Reed Room 202
  • amy.yang@furman.edu
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Amy Yang 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, Yang 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, Yang 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, Yang 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.

Name Title Description

MUS-420

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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Florida State University
Benjamin Kamins
Rice University
Philip Kolker
Johns Hopkins University
John Clouser, Tzong-Hen Kuo, Ronald Phillips, Karen Pierson and Jeff Robinson
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