Currently serving as Director of Music for the Dayton School District, her previous teaching appointments have included Virginia Tech, Azusa Pacific University, Moorpark College, Concordia University, UCLA, Austin Peay State University, and the Orange County School of the Arts, teaching subjects including music history and theory, music appreciation, symphonic literature, 20th Century music, ear training, and woodwind methods courses. Dr. Gillick regularly leads reed making master classes and gives recitals throughout the country. In the summertime, she has taught at the Idyllwild Summer Arts program in California, and the Summer Music Institute in Roanoke, Virginia.
Equally accomplished as an orchestral and chamber musician, she has performed with the Nashville Symphony, Gateway Chamber Orchestra, Roanoke Symphony Orchestra, the Bakersfield Symphony (co-principal), and the Santa Monica Symphony. Other orchestral engagements have included the Pasadena Symphony, Long Beach Opera, among numerous other ensembles in Southern California. She has also performed chamber music as a member of the faculty quintet at Azusa Pacific University and the Santa Monica Symphony Wind Quintets. Additionally, she competed at the Coleman competition with her quintet from CSULB. Dr. Gillick has performed with many highly acclaimed artists, including Laurendo Almeida, Christopher Parkening, Joseph Kalichstein, Robert Levin, Edo DeWaart, Stanislaw Skrowaczewski, Steven Hough, Joseph Silverstein, David Zinman, Hugh Wolff, Edgar Meyer, Joshua Bell, Richard Carpenter, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter, Vinnie Colaiuta, and Dishwalla, to name a few. Recordings of her performances have been broadcast on Valley Public Radio (KVPR) and KUSC.
She performs and presents her research at conferences for both organizations at the regional, national, and international level. Recent performances have taken place in Japan, Brazil, Egypt, and Spain.
She earned her B.M. degree from California State University, Long Beach, and M.M. and D.M.A. from UCLA.