Principal Flute, The James and Katherine Andrews Chair
Jill Rubio is Adjunct Instructor of Flute at the Crane School of Music and a full-time music teacher at Potsdam Central School. She holds Bachelors and Masters degrees in flute performance from the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California, where she was named Outstanding Graduate. A pupil of Roger S. Stevens, she also received instruction from James Walker, Mitchell Lurie, Michel Debost and Toshio Takahashi. Ms. Rubio was featured soloist with the Orchestra of Northern New York, where in 2013, she premiered Dr. Paul Siskind's "Whence Minstrelsie Filled the Gallerie," commissioned by Drs. Luis Canales and Suzanne Daye. Siskind composed this work with her eclectic musical background in mind, including elements of rock, jazz and extended flute technique. She is principal flutist and a founding member of the Northern Symphonic Winds. Rubio has been a featured soloist with that group, with the St. Lawrence University Bach Marathon, and performs most summers with Community Performance Series. A frequent chamber music collaborator, Jill is half of the Rubio Flute and Guitar Duo, with her husband, Doug.
At Potsdam Central School, she conducts the high school and 7th-8th grade bands, a jazz band, and teaches music theory and instrumental lessons from grades 4-12. Her middle school band was selected to perform for the New York State Band Directors Symposium. Her conducting credits include Crane Youth Music, regional all-county junior and senior high bands and musical theatre orchestras. She is co-chair of Community Performance Series Advisory Board in Potsdam and is active in the New York State Band Directors Association and National Flute Association. For the New York State School Music Association, she is an All-State Adjudicator and is a contributing editor for the NYSSMA Manual. In addition to playing principal flute with ONNY, Jill serves as Personnel Manager.