Originally from Colorado, cellist Amy Huzjak, has been a member of the Midland-Odessa Symphony & Chorale since September 2011, serving as Principal Cellist and cellist of the Permian Basin String Quartet. Amy also plays with the Abilene Philharmonic Orchestra, Amarillo Symphony, Big Spring Symphony and freelances throughout West Texas. Amy has a studio of over 30 students in the Midland/Odessa area and serves as the Adjunct Professor of Cello at Abilene Christian University, University of Texas-Permian Basin, and Midland College. Before moving to Texas, Amy was the Principal Cellist of the Huntington Symphony Orchestra in West Virginia and played with several D.C area orchestras including the Fairfax (VA) Symphony Orchestra, Apollo Chamber Orchestra (MD), and the Prince William (VA) Symphony. She was on faculty at the International School of Music in Bethesda, MD as well as had a private studio in College Park, MD.
Amy received her Masters degree in Music Performance at the University of Maryland in May 2011. During her time there, Amy served as an Orchestral Graduate Assistant, studying with Evelyn Elsing and David Teie. She received her Bachelors degree Summa Cum Laude from Arizona State University in May of 2009 where she studied with Thomas Landschoot. Amy has participated in numerous summer festivals including the Aspen Music Festival, National Orchestral Institute, and Killington Music Festival, studying with Michael Mermeguen, Andrew Schulman, and Brinton Smith.
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