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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.

Aspen Winds performs their own arrangement of the folk song, "Homeward Bound", by Marta Keen, as a tribute to the United States Military and their service to our country. Photos donated by friends of Aspen Winds.

Aspen Winds performs the "Armed Forces Salute", paying tribute to all the men and women who have served their country through military service. Performance was part of their storytelling Concert in the Park in Orem City's summer concert series, Monday July 22, 2013. For information on upcoming performances, visit www.aspenwinds.org

Since it's beginning in 2011, Aspen Winds seeks to educate and inspire audiences through creative, quality performances of chamber music. Collaborating with musicians holding performance degrees from major universities and music schools across the country, Aspen Winds brings years of study, practice and performance together to guarantee the best possible quality in each performance and outreach opportunity.