Amy Simon, MMus (Clarinet), PhD (Ethnomusicology), RMT

Dr. Amy Simon is a clarinetist, woodwind specialist and music scholar. She returned to her hometown of Charlottetown in 2016 after many years of travel for study and performance and is currently Instructor of Clarinet at the University of Prince Edward Island. 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. In the summer of 2022, she joined the Charlottetown Festival to perform in Anne of Green Gables-The Musical. 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. Amy has performed in master classes for such artists as Larry Combs, former principal clarinetist of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra; Eric Mandat, composer and specialist in extended techniques on clarinet; and Peter Veale, oboist and new music specialist. She has also studied with renowned saxophonist and composer David Mott, studio musician and pedagogue Patricia Kostek, and clarinetist Patti Goodwin of Taplin-Weir.

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, assisted with courses in Flute and Music & Culture at York University, and published academic articles on Japanese wind music and clarinet repertoire in the journals Asian Music, Analytical Approaches to World Music, and The Clarinet. Her research interests include extended techniques on woodwind instruments, East Asian wind performance techniques, and the Japanese shakuhachi flute and gagaku orchestra. Other projects include working with Dr. Annabel Cohen as Research Associate in the Music Cognition laboratory at UPEI and acting as producer on a forthcoming classical clarinet CD recording by Dr. Karem Simon.

Amy teaches private lessons in clarinet, flute, saxophone, oboe, bassoon and recorder, as well as music theory, history and analysis. Her students have won gold medals for their Royal Conservatory of Music exams, monetary awards at the provincial music festival and scholarships to study music at university. She teaches both in person and online.


埃米·西蒙, 音乐硕士(单簧管),博士学位(民族音乐学), RMT(注册音乐教师)

经过多年的游学和表演之后,埃米回到了她的家乡夏洛特敦市。她荣获了维多利亚大学单簧管演奏硕士学位和多伦多约克大学民族音乐学博士学位。在多伦多生活期间,她研习了日本传统音乐,特别是笛子和日本尺八。同时,她还进行了多年的私人授课, 教授所有西方木管乐器。近期,她作为管弦乐队的首席单簧管演奏家多次在欧洲和北美巡回演出,为中国古典舞蹈表演演奏,每年在著名的歌剧院和剧场演出大约100场