"The music is moody, steady, and very excellently played."

- David Finlayson, Trombonist

of the New York Philharmonic

Julie is a New York City based trombonist performing commercial, musical theater, chamber music, new music and orchestral genres. Known for her innovative spirit and versatile performance, Julie can be heard on multiple video series with Producer and Audio Engineer S!lky Jones, performing with her brass quintet, subtle cheetah, by day and playing in the streets of NYC with New Heights Brass Band by night. 

As a chamber musician, 

Julie performs regularly with her NYC brass quintet subtle cheetah. subtle cheetah's mission is to promote all genres of music while providing a platform for underrepresented voices to be heard. After winning the Marin Alsop Family Foundation Grant in 2019, the ensemble performed their inaugural call for scores concert, premiering three new works for brass quintet written by female composers. You can find subtle cheetah performing throughout Manhattan, keeping music alive in NYC even through a pandemic. Also as a member of Project eGALitarian, she is one of the 2021 recipients of Chamber Music America's Ensemble Forward Grant. Julie has also notably performed with Ithaca Brass and the Clarmont Trombone Quartet.

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, Riverdale Y Music and the City Lyric Opera. Since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, she has continued playing musical theater by recording video projects with Marc Sokolson Productions, Aliyah Danielle, and Quinten Garzon's weekly Musical Theater Video Series.

Commercially, 

Julie performs regularly with New Heights Brass Band throughout New York City for the Outdoor Dining Program. She also has created, produced and recorded two video series with engineer and producer, Nich "S!lky" Jones; "NYC Quarantine Series" and "A Covid Christmas". Their debut EP is scheduled to release in 2021.

As an orchestral & classical musician, 

Julie has performed with the Montclair Orchestra, the Brooklyn String Orchestra, and the Clarmont Orchestra; and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and the Kennedy Center. Since the 2020 shutdown, she appeared in Matt Brockman's video projects of "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "The Great Gate" from Mussorgsky's Pictures on an Exhibition. 

As an educator, 

Julie brings her passion to her private studio as well as to students at the New York State Summer School of the Arts - Orchestral Studies as the low brass education specialist. Julie was also the guest masterclass artist for Ithaca College's Trombone Day 2020 and is the low brass sectional coach for Fordham University's Rose Hill Orchestra.

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. 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.

© 2020 by Julie Dombroski

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