Julia is a New York based singer, actor, and singer-songwriter. Her passion for different styles of music has shaped her unique and powerful voice in many genres of music. Julia was born in New Paltz, NY and first began singing at the age of six, after seeing Phantom of the Opera on Broadway. Her first major performance was at the age of twelve, when she opened with America the Beautiful for Billie Jean King’s Gala honoring Women’s Olympic Gold Medal Athletes, at the Waldorf Astoria in NYC, and was featured in Life Magazine. She then performed at Benita Fitzgerald Mosley’s Women in Telecommunications Gala at the Grand Hyatt in Washington D.C. After considering the option of pursuing a childhood career, she and her parents decided to foster a normal childhood - attending public school, playing sports, while also studying voice and performing.
Throughout high school Julia attended the Manhattan School of Music Precollege program every Saturday, a full day dedicated to studying music. She received four merit scholarships including two international George London Awards. Additionally, she played many lead roles
in 90 Miles Off Broadway Adult Regional Theatre, as well as advancing to the NYS Girls Varsity Tennis Championship, and being the Senior Scholar Athlete. Julia has always had a passion for health and the outdoors; her family often calls her an “opera-jock”.
Last May she graduated as a Presidential Distinction Scholar at New England Conservatory of Music (NEC) studying Vocal Performance with Ms. Jane Eaglen, with an Acting minor, and a Music in Education Concentration. Julia received the “George Whitefield Chadwick Medal: the highest honor bestowed upon an undergraduate at NEC. The Chadwick Medal recipient is selected by members of NEC’s faculty and administration and is presented to a graduating senior whose entire record of achievement has been most distinguished in the candidate's major field, supplementary studies, extracurricular activities, and good citizenship.”
As a student at NEC, Julia jumped into every audition and opportunity possible, created the NEC acting minor, and sang/played guitar & ukulele in many ensembles including American Roots, Jewish Music, Jazz, and Contemporary Improvisation. She has a passion for songwriting and has released her first EP: Jules 5 and music video: High School Love. She frequently plays gigs around Boston and the Hudson Valley.
Julia is a Community Development and Arts Leader, and through her experiences and passion for educating and spreading beautiful music to others she has won three grants, funding her original Hear Us! Women Composer Concert/Lecture Series. Julia toured her series in Boston these past two Springs, empowering the audience through these passionate women's struggles and accomplishments, fostering the idea that classical music is a powerful platform for social change, while sharing beautiful song to many audiences.
She held many fellowships and positions at NEC, including in the Entrepreneurial Musicianship and Community Performances and Partnerships Office. This past year Julia was Executive Director of the Non-Profit Nova, where she led a team of four, and curated multiple Boston community multi-media arts performances.
Singing highlights include premiering the role of Virginia in The Project at Lincoln Center, the world premier of Shivoham - The Quest with Chandrika Tandon at The Kennedy Center, and performances of the First Lady in the Magic Flute with the New York Lyric Opera Summer Festival at the National Opera Center and at Carnegie Hall. Other highlights include being the first high school student to sing a solo aria at Boston University Tanglewood Institute Honor’s Recital in Ozawa Hall, as well as being an NPR From the Top Finalist. Julia has had several fellowships throughout Boston and New York.
Currently, Julia is pursuing her Master's in Music Theatre with a Vocal Pedagogy Certificate at NYU Steinhardt.
Julia loves travel, dance, yoga, reading, journaling, and relaxing with friends. She is an avid hiker, as she she grew up on a mountain in the beautiful Hudson Valley. You will most likely find her outside enjoying nature when she is not in the practice room.