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Jonathan Pilkington

Jonathan Pilkington’s recent solo engagements include Verdi’s Requiem, Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Haydn's Creation, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Mozart's Requiem, Handel's Messiah, and Orff's Carmina Burana. He sang the tenor solo in New York premiere of Mendelson's Humboldt Cantata and was the tenor soloist for Elliott Carter’s The Defense of Corinth with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall. He was a guest soloist at the 2014 Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. In the fall of 2017, performances included concerts with Lyric Intermezzo in Augusta, GA, a recital appearance at Reinhardt University, and solo recitals at Piedmont College and Winthrop University. Other recent performances featured songs for tenor and guitar, including excerpts from Schubert’s Winterreise transcribed for guitar, in collaboration with Nicolas Deuson. In early 2017, he completed a tour of concerts featuring the songs of Samuel Barber, including a performance at Spivey Hall in Atlanta. Pilkington has performed many major choral works with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra Los Angeles Philharmonic and others, and has been guest lecturer in vocal pedagogy for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, the Sautee Chorale, and St. Bartholomew's Church in Atlanta. With degrees from Shorter College (B.M.), Westminster choir College (M.M.), and the University of Georgia (D.MA.), Pilkington is assistant professor of music at Piedmont College, where he teaches voice and directs Opera Workshop and Cantabile, an 8-member a cappella ensemble. As a dedicated voice teacher, he has participated in the highly selective NATS Intern Program and competed further training at the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University. He also serves as a staff singer at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta.