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Jillian Storey // flutist/educator/creative

Jillian Storey is in the final semester of her doctoral degree at UNC Greensboro where she is a Teaching Assistant in the flute studio of Dr. Erika Boysen. An avid teacher and music advocate, Jillian has held numerous teaching and leadership roles. While at UNCG she served as the curator for the Pre-Concert Conversations series for the Wind Ensemble and Symphony Orchestra, and as an administrator for the School of Music’s Instagram account. She currently serves on the Archives and Oral History Committee of the The National Flute Association and as the Newsletter editor for the Marcel Moyse Society Fan Page. Prior to her doctoral work, Jillian maintained a private teaching studio in Houston, TX, and has taught in Waco, TX, Tennessee, and spent two weeks in the summer of 2016 teaching music reading in Malaysia. She was also the Woodwind Area Coordinator of the Chamber Music Outreach Program while studying at Baylor University and a faculty member for the Baylor High School Band and Orchestra camps.


A dedicated performer, Jillian is the flutist with Catchfire Collective, an innovative mixed chamber ensemble based in North Carolina. As a member of Catchfire she also serves as the Director of Operations and Marketing. Jillian was invited to perform the Charles Griffes Poem with the UNCG Symphony Orchestra on their 2020 European Tour, but the tour was unfortunately canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. 


Jillian has also performed with the Waco and Bryan Symphonies and the Greensboro Opera. In 2018 she was the flutist for J.S. Bach’s B Minor Orchestral Suite, BWV 1067 with the Bryan Symphony Orchestra and is a prior finalist of the Baylor University Concerto Competition and winner of the Marcel Moyse Society’s Essay Contest (2015), TN MTNA Young Artist Competition (2013, Honorable Mention and 2010, Winner), the Joan Derrberry Memorial Competition (2010), and a finalist in the Nashville Philharmonic’s Concerto Competition (2010 and 2011). She was also the flutist for Coloratura Winds, the TX MTNA Chamber Music Competition Winner and South-Central Division’s Runner-Up in 2016.


Jillian holds an MM from Baylor University (2016) where she was a Graduate Assistant in the flute studio, and a BM from Tennessee Tech University (2012), with further flute studies with Trevor Wye (2012-13 and 2016-17). Her primary teachers are Erika Boysen, Trevor Wye, Francesca Arnone, Roger Martin, and JoAnn McIntosh.

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