Past Research Associates

Dr. Amy Simon 

Dr. Amy Simon is a clarinetist, woodwind specialist and music scholar. She holds a Masters degree in Music (Clarinet Performance) from the University of Victoria, and a PhD in Music (Ethnomusicology) from York University in Toronto, which she completed with the support of the prestigious Provost Dissertation Scholarship. As a clarinetist, Amy has performed solo recitals on the east and west coasts of Canada as well as in pit orchestras for various musical productions. She toured for several years throughout Europe and North America as principal clarinetist in a classical Chinese dance show, performing about 100 shows a year. Currently, Amy plays clarinet and bass clarinet with the Prince Edward Island Symphony Orchestra. She has taught Music & Culture at the University of Prince Edward Island and published academic articles on performance techniques in Japanese wind music and clarinet repertoire in the journals Asian Music, Analytical Approaches to World Music, and The Clarinet