Jill Pattock


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Notable Training: Dr. Jill Pattock earned her B.S. in Music Education from St. Cloud State University (SCU). She went on to earn her M.M. in Clarinet Performance from Western Michigan University (WMU) as well as her DMA in Clarinet Performance from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance (UMKC).

Dr. Pattock received the UMKC Winds Woodwinds Quintet Fellowship as well as a Woodwind Quintet Graduate Assistantship from Western Michigan University. 

Professional Opus:  Dr. Pattock taught master classes at the National School of Music in Mexico City, appeared as a soloist with the St. Cloud State Orchestra (1997), and the Bemidji State University Wind Ensemble (2015). She has appeared as a Clarinetist with the Minnesota Orchestra, St. Cloud Symphony, Duluth Superior Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Elkhardt Symphony, and others. 

She is an adjunct Professor of Clarinet at St. Cloud State University, a former Adjunct Clarinet Professor at Bemidji State University and Graceland University, and has given private studio/lessons since working on her undergraduate degree. 

For the Record: “I decided to become a musician at a very young age after playing in the middle school band for a few years. I knew I wanted to teach and perform then because I enjoyed it so much.

“My teaching method is fairly simple. I look at it as my job to listen to what the student’s goals are, and do whatever I can to help them achieve them, moving them from point A to point B. 

“I’m inspired by the music of several musicians—almost too many to list. My three teachers in college impacted me in different ways, and all three shaped me greatly as an educator as well as a performer.

“I’m strictly a classical player in clarinet and I enjoy teaching that the most and encouraging students to love it.

“I am most inspired by people who live their passions, with hard work, humility, true risk-taking, and compassion, while being true to that passion and never giving up.”

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