Assistant Professor of Bassoon
Dr. Cayla Bellamy currently serves as Assistant Professor of Bassoon at the University of Northern Iowa, where teaches courses in applied bassoon, chamber music, woodwind literature, and music techniques. She is also a core bassoonist and contrabassoonist with wcfsymphony and has performed across the United States, as well as maintained an active private studio. In the summer of 2011, she attended the Aspen Music Festival and School for eight weeks of study with Nancy Goeres of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Bellamy spends her summers as Associate Conductor and Chamber Music Coordinator for the New York Summer School of the Arts School of Orchestral Studies. Over the course of her career, she has maintained active involvement throughout the arts community, previously working with the Bloomington-based Cardinal Stage Company as marketing and sales assistant and founding the Indiana chapter of the chamber music collective Classical Revolution. Also a dedicated educator, she taught college freshmen through the Indiana University Groups Program and has previously held positions as Director of the Intermediate Girls Division at Interlochen Arts Camp, Director of Bands at Snellville Middle School (GA), wind and percussion coach for the Gwinnett County Youth Symphony (GA), and Associate Conductor of the Emory Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Bellamy completed the Doctor of Music degree in Bassoon Performance and Literature from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University as a student of William Ludwig and holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in Music Education and Bassoon Performance from the University of Georgia, where she was distinguished as a National Presser Scholar and invited to perform with the American Wind Symphony Orchestra on a benefit tour for those affected by Hurricane Katrina. Her professional affiliations include the National Association for Music Education, College Music Society, International Double Reed Society, Phi Kappa Lambda and Kappa Kappa Psi (Kappa Mu). In addition to regular membership activities, she was recently named Print Editor for the Midwest Double Reed Society. Find out more about her online at www.caylabellamy.com and more about the UNI bassoon studio at unibassoon.weebly.com.