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"The music is moody, steady, and very excellently played."
- David Finlayson, Trombonist
of the New York Philharmonic
Julie is a New York City trombonist performing various genres with a focus in chamber music and Broadway. Known for her innovative spirit and versatile performance, Julie can be heard performing regularly in the Sweeney Todd Orchestra at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre and with the Heartbeat Trio. She has notably performed alongside Josh Groban (Sweeney Todd), Daniel Radcliffe (Merrily We Roll Along), Jonathon Groff (Merrily We Roll Along), Mary Testa (Most Happy - In Concert), and Billy Crystal (Mr. Saturday Night).
As a Broadway musician,
Julie is currently one of the twenty six members of the Sweeney Todd Broadway orchestra and feels most alive when making music to help develop and support a story. You can add a lot with a plunger "wah"! She has performed numerous shows including her favorites Merrily We Roll Along (NYTW), Newsies, Other World (DTC), The Drowsy Chaperone, and Cabaret. She held one of the first trombone chairs for the Radio City Christmas Spectacular Orchestra in 2021. This past summer, she was a part of the Williamstown Theater Festival's production of "Most Happy in Concert" performing a "A sweeping, seamless and intricately layered score."-NY Times alongside Tina Fabrique, Mary Testa and many other world class actresses.
As a chamber musician,
Julie performs regularly in a chamber setting throughout NYC. She most recently performed at the Cape Cod Chamber Music Festival and the Usdan Summer Camp for the Arts over the summer. For Julie, playing in a chamber music setting creates some of the most artistically rewarding performances. She has especially felt this performing with TILT Brass, NOVUS NY, Patriot Brass, Press Start, Brass in the Bandshell, and subtle cheetah brass quintet.
Julie has performed with various NYC bands including Brass Queens, the Fresh Kids of Bel-Air, ZapOte, Doll Parts, The Climatics, Brass by the Slice, eGALitarian Brass, Top Queens, and New Heights Brass Band. During the pandemic, she couldn't put a pause on her craft and created, produced and recorded two video series with engineer and producer, Nich "S!lky" Jones; "NYC Quarantine Series" and "A Covid Christmas". You can hear Julie on several upcoming releases including "Tell Me" by Mariah Little, "Back to Me" by Reuben Ruel and "Pelican" produced by Katherine Etzel.
As an orchestral musician,
Julie has performed with the Hudson Chorale, the Orchestra Now, the Montclair Orchestra, and the Clarmont Orchestra; and has performed at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Most recently she performed in Teatro Grantacielo's production of Romeo and Juliet at Battery Park as well as in "Hollywood in the Hills" at the Phoenicia Festival.
As an educator,
Julie enjoys bringing her performance experience and freelance expertise to the next generation of musicians. She has been guest masterclass artist at Montclair State University, Ithaca College and led the low brass sectionals with Fordham University's Rose Hill Orchestra. Julie was also the New York State Summer School of the Arts - Orchestral Studies low brass education specialist in 2019.
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.
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