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Roxan Jurkevich

Roxan Jurkevich



Roxan Jurkevich has recently moved back to NYC after having been Principal Percussionist and Assistant Principal Timpanist with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra in Spain since January 1992. A native New Yorker, she has played on various Broadway shows (West Side Story, The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Guys and Dolls), and is currently a percussion sub on Sweeney Todd. She's played in multiple symphonic and contemporary music groups, both overseas (Israel Philharmonic; London Philharmonia Orchestra; Royal Flemish Philharmonic (Antwerp, Belgium)), as well as in the NY/Tri-state area (Metropolitan Opera, New Jersey Symphony, Stamford Symphony and Opera, Oratorio Society of NY, ICE (International Contemporary Ensemble), Bang On a Can, Composers Concordance, Drumfire, etc...). She is an active chamber musician and during the pandemic, premiered the first-ever duo for marimba and electric guitar, composed by Gene Pritsker.

Roxan is Adjunct Lecturer/Percussion Coach at The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College (CUNY), as well as Associate Professor of Percussion at Mediterranean Music College in Valencia, Spain. In addition to percussion, Roxan is a self-proclaimed synth-nerd and also produces electronic and electro-acoustic music in her home studio. She also does some contracting, both small regional tours as well as single-program rehearsals and concerts in Spain.

Roxan has recorded with her Latin Grammy-winning orchestra for major record labels such as EMI, RCA/Victor, Decca and Naxos, and is a proud endorser of Zildjian Cymbals, Pearl Drums, RhythmTech Percussion, Freer Percussion, and JG Percussion. Ms. Jurkevich is a graduate of The Juilliard School with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Percussion Performance, having attended The Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College prior to transferring to Juilliard. She also attended Juilliard's Pre-college division while in high-school.

Roxan is an ISSA-Certified personal fitness trainer and nutrition coach, and is the founder of The Fit Musician, born of her mission to get musicians everywhere to prioritize their physical and mental health at least as much as they do the practice of their instruments. She works 1:1 with clients, also offering group sessions for youth orchestras and conservatory/music students.

Professional Experience

  • Broadway
  • Off Broadway
  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education
  • TV/Film
  • Tours
  • Community Theatre
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Master’s Degree


  • NYC/Tri-State Area
  • Boston/New England

Interested in touring?

  • Yes

Maestra Expertise

  • Instrumentalist/Pit Musician
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Music Producer/Record Producer
  • Classroom Music Teacher

Primary Instruments

  • Drums
  • Marimba
  • Percussion
  • Percussion (African)
  • Vibraphone
  • Xylophone

Additional Instruments

  • Disc Jockey
  • Electronic/Computer Music
  • Synth - keyboards


  • Ableton

Additional Skills

  • Actor-Musician
  • Arts Administration