Amy Pollard

Amy Pollard


Amy Pollard is the Professor of Bassoon and Associate Director for Performance at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia. During the summer she has been on the faculty of the UGA Study Abroad program in Alessandria, Italy, the Saarburg Music Festival in Saarburg, Germany, and the Atlanta Chamber Music Festival. She is currently principal bassoon of the Atlanta Ballet Orchestra and second bassoon with the Cincinnati Chamber Orchestra. Pollard is an active freelancer with orchestras throughout the Southeast. An avid chamber musician, she has performed nationally and internationally with such groups as the Georgia Woodwind Quintet, her bassoon/percussion duo, Col Legno, and her bassoon duo, Dueaux. Pollard’s debut solo album, Ruminations: Bassoon Works of Eugène Bozza, and the Georgia Woodwind Quintet’s CD Chroma were both released by Mark Records and are available on iTunes. She holds DMA and MM degrees from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and a BM degree from Louisiana State University studying with William Winstead and William Ludwig.

Masterclass Amy Pollard


Improving Performance Focus and Managing Performance Anxiety This class will give attendees information about what causes lapses in focus and issues with performance anxiety. Attendees will be led through various exercises of breathing, mindfulness, meditation, and yoga and given concrete skills to help manage these problems. Participants: Sophia Klee, North Dakota Erik Paul, Middle Tennessee […]

Bassoon Lecture Perf. Anxiety Masterclass Oboe
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