Jonathan Pilkington

Jonathan Pilkington is an Atlanta based tenor and voice teacher. In recent years as an oratorio soloist, he has performed solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah, Mozarts Requiem, HandelMessiah, Verdi’s Requiem, Orff’s Carmina Burana, and Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus, among others. As tenor soloist, he sang in the New York premiere of Mendelssohn’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, Kansas City, Tucson, and northern California, featuring art song repertoire of various languages. As a professional chorister, Pilkington has performed many major choral works with the New York Philharmonic, American Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Taylor Festival Choir, and others. Dr. Pilkington has lectured on vocal pedagogy topics at 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 University of Georgia (D.M.A.). As a dedicated voice teacher, he has participated in the highly selective NATS Intern Program, competed further training at the LoVetri Institute for Somatic Voicework™ at Baldwin Wallace University, as well as One Body/One Voice at Penn State University. Pilkington currently teaches at Emory University and at his private studios in Atlanta and LaGrange, GA. 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