The Conductor

Jillian Pritchard

Adjunct Professor of Percussion

Location: Cox Hall, Rm. 114
Phone:  (585) 594-6154


M.M. in Percussion Performance, Northwestern University

B.M. in Percussion Performance and Music Education, Eastman School of Music


A native of the Rochester area, Jillian Pritchard is an active performer of orchestral, chamber and solo repertoire.

She has performed regularly with the Rochester Philharmonic since 2000. She also performs with the Buffalo Philharmonic and has played with the Chautauqua Symphony, Mercury Opera, New World Symphony and held an assistant position with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. In 2002, she made her solo debut with the Rochester Philharmonic, performing Anders Koppel’s Concerto for Marimba.

A dedicated teacher, Pritchard holds teaching positions at Roberts Wesleyan College, Finger Lakes Community College and the Hochstein School of Music and Dance, and maintains an active private teaching studio. In 2005 she co-presented a clinic at the Percussive Arts Society International Convention in Columbus, OH. Currently, she is involved on the planning committee for Percussion Rochester, a percussion festival dedicated to the expansion of contemporary percussion literature that will celebrate its inaugural festival in May of 2012.

In addition to performing, Pritchard has kept her eye on the mounting diversity and complexity of a career as a musician. She held a Development position with the Rochester Philharmonic from 2003-2010 and worked as a casual announcer for WXXI, Rochester’s public radio station.

Pritchard holds degrees from Northwestern University and the Eastman School of Music, where she was also awarded the prestigious Performers Certificate and named a percussion scholar by the Avedis Zildjian Company.  Her teachers have included Michael Burritt, James Ross and John Beck.

Courses Taught

MUS 261 Percussion Ensemble 

MUS 1019 Applied Percussion