Amy Lee Gabbitas, clarinet, is one of the founders of Aspen Winds and is the Head of Education for the ensemble. Currently, she freelances all over the Wasatch Front, including large ensembles such as the Orchestra at Temple Square and Utah Wind Symphony. Her teaching activities encompass a private studio, group clarinet classes in the Nebo School District and as a clinician with the Legacy Music Alliance. Amy is the Assistant Manager of the Brigham Young University Instrument Office and Music Performance Library. She earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Clarinet Performance and Pedagogy at BYU. While there she studied with Cindy Child, David Randall, Daron Bradford, Ray Smith and Bill Holman. She is a past president of the Utah Music Teacher Association Provo/Orem chapter and principal clarinetist with the Timpanogos Symphony Orchestra. Formerly a Navy family, she (with her husband and 5 children) resides in Springville, Utah. Amy enjoys homeschooling, sewing, hiking, reading and spending time with her family.
Listen to some of Amy's arrangements for Aspen Winds.