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Jillian Storey // flutist/educator/creative

Flutist, educator, and creative Jillian Storey leads a dynamic career as a chamber and orchestral musician, teacher, and leader. 


An avid educator, Jillian has held numerous teaching and leadership roles. She currently resides in Raleigh, NC where she maintains a private studio of students across the region. She is also a teaching artist with Kidznotes, an afterschool music program for social change serving predominantly K-6 students in the low-income neighborhoods of Raleigh and Durham. Prior to teaching in Raleigh, she was an instructor at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and a private studio teacher in Houston, TX. 


Music advocacy and service are central to Jillian’s contributions as a professional musician. As such, she has held numerous leadership and artistic roles within the wider music community. From 2018-2021 she was the Pre-Concert Conversations Curator for UNCG’s premiere performance ensembles. She has also served on the National Flute Association’s (NFA) Archives and Oral History Committee, as the Woodwind Area Coordinator for Baylor University’s Chamber Music Outreach Program, and is currently the Marcel Moyse Society’s Digital Director. 


Her doctoral research, “Social Practice Methods in the Applied Flute Studio,” aims to provide suggestions for more equitable, relevant, cooperative, and community-responsive applied flute studio practices. She uses this research as inspiration for her teaching, performance career, and service. This research was also the winner of the National Flute Association's (NFA) Graduate Research Competition in 2023. 


A dedicated performer, Jillian is the flutist with Catchfire Collective, an innovative mixed chamber ensemble based in North Carolina that offers unique performances that capture the ethos of twenty-first century art music. As a member of Catchfire she also serves as Director of Operations and Marketing. She has also performed with the Durham, Waco, and Bryan Symphonies, the Brevard Philharmonic, Piedmont Wind Symphony, and the Greensboro Opera. Solo engagements have included Carl Reinecke's Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, J.S. Bach’s B Minor Orchestral Suite, BWV 1067, Jacques Ibert’s Concerto for Flute and Orchestra, and Charles Griffes’ Poem for Flute and Orchestra for UNCG’s 2020 European Tour (canceled due to Covid-19). She has been a finalist or prizewinner in numerous competitions, including the Baylor University Concerto Competition, the Marcel Moyse Society’s Essay Contest, Nashville Philharmonic’s Concerto Competition, and been a runner up in MTNA’s South-Central Chamber Music Competition. 


Jillian earned her Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, where she studied with Dr. Erika Boysen. She completed her Master of Music from Baylor University with Dr. Francesca Arnone and her Bachelor of Music from Tennessee Technological University with Dr. Roger Martin. Along with her collegiate studies, Jillian spent a total of a year studying with Trevor Wye in the United Kingdom.

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