Jonathan Pilkington

YSWG Faculty; 706.882.9909

Jonathan Pilkington, Atlanta-based tenor, and voice teacher sings and teaches in a variety of genres from opera to musical theatre. In recent years as an oratorio soloist, he has been performed solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozart’s Requiem, Handel’s Messiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff's Carmina Burana, and Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, among othersAs a tenor soloist, he sang in the New York premiere of Mendelson's Humboldt Cantata, as well as a performance of Elliott Carter’s The Defense of Corinth with the National Chorale at Avery Fisher Hall. Jonathan was a guest soloist at the 2014 Bassi Brugnatelli International Conducting and Singing Symposium in Robbiate, Italy. Recent recital appearances have included performances at regional colleges, universities, and churches, as well as in Dallas, TX, Kansas City, MO, and northern California, featuring a variety of American, English, French, German, and Italian song repertoire. As a professional chorister, Pilkington has performed many major choral works with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, and others. Dr. Pilkington has lectured on vocal pedagogy topics at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and for a number of regional choirs. He holds degrees from Shorter College (B.M.), Westminster Choir College (M.M), and the University of Georgia (D.M.A.). As a dedicated voice teacher, he has participated in the highly selective NATS Intern Program and competed for further training at the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University. After ten years of teaching at Piedmont College, Pilkington currently teaches at The Lovett School, United Music Studios, and his private studio. He is a staff singer at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Atlanta. As a multi-passionate entrepreneur, he also works as a Travel Advisor. For more information, please visit or


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