"The music is moody, steady, and very excellently played." - David Finlayson, Trombonist of the New York Philharmonic
"Joel Gelpe's live orchestra [Cortland Repertory Theatre Orchestra] plays those familiar musical numbers with a lot of energy. As the first few notes of favorites such as "Seize the Day", "King of New York", "The World Will Know", and many more are played, the performers explode with the same amount of energy." - Broadway World
Julie Dombroski is a New York City-based trombonist and music educator. Originally from Ontario, New York, she moved to New York City in 2018 to pursue her Master of Music at the Manhattan School of Music studying with Colin Williams of the New York Philharmonic. Since moving to NYC, Julie has performed with the City Lyric Opera, the Montclair Orchestra, eGALitarian and is the low brass sectional coach for the Fordham University Orchestra.
Julie is an active chamber musician performing regularly with her NYC brass quintet subtle cheetah since 2019. subtle cheetah's mission is to promote all genres of music while providing a platform for underrepresented voices to be heard. This past winter (2020), the ensemble performed their inaugural call for scores concert, premiering three new works for brass quintet written by female composers. This project was graciously funded by the Marin Alsop Family Foundation.
As an educator, Julie brings her passion to private students as well as to being the low brass education specialist at the New York State Summer School of the Arts - Orchestral Studies. Julie was also the guest masterclass artist for Ithaca College's Trombone Day, 2020.
As a pit musician, Julie has performed various shows including Newsies, The Drowsy Chaperone, La Cage Aux Folles, Saturday Night Fever, Cabaret, Fiorello, Crazy for You, Mary Poppins, Secret Garden, The Wizard of Oz, A Chorus Line and Little Women in Concert. She has performed with the Cortland Repertory Theatre Company and the Riverdale Y Music.
Julie holds a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music 20' and a Bachelor of Music from Ithaca College 18'. Her primary instructors included Colin Williams, David Finlayson, Jeffery Gray and Dr. Harold Reynolds. Throughout her studies, she was a recipient of the Elaine and Stephen Stamas New York Philharmonic Scholarship, the Winifred Bouck Scholarship, the Allan Treman Scholarship, and the Col. G. Howard Music Scholarship.