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2014 High School Division Faculty


Summer Music Academy faculty consist of current Ithaca College faculty, top music educators from across the country, and renowned guest artists. Additional faculty and guest artists will be announced periodically. 

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Jessica Julin, VoiceJessica Julin, Voice
Internationally renowned soprano; Academy of Vocal Arts, Philadelphia, PA; MM, Indiana University; BM, Ithaca College

Originally from Danville, California, Jessica Julin, soprano, was a Metropolitan Opera National Council Grand Finalist for the 2009 season. In the same year, she completed her studies at the world famous Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia (AVA). Most recently, Ms. Julin traveled to Bilbao, Spain, to sing Mrs. Gleaton in the Spanish Premier of Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah with OLBE-A.B.A.O. In November, she participated in a workshop of the brand new work in progress Dark Sisters, with Gotham Chamber Opera of New York, working personally with the composer, Nico Muhly.

A frequent winner of many competitions, 1st place awards include the J.P. Parkinson Competition, Lois Alba Aria Competition, the Giargiari Bel Canto Competition, National Society of Arts and Letters, Bel Canto Foundation (Chicago) and Civic Morning Musicals.

A favorite for Philadelphia concert performances, she sang Beethoven Symphony #9 in June 2010 with The Philadelphia Youth Orchestra in Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center. Other concerts at this venue include two appearances with The Philadelphia Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Rafael Frübeck de Burgos, having made her debut with the company and conductor in 2008.

Although Ms. Julin's official European Debut was as Giorgetta in Il Tabarro, further training was garnered for the soprano in a two week working session at Teatro alla Scala where she studied the roles of Tosca, Madama Butterfly and Amelia of Un Ballo in Maschera.

While at AVA, Ms. Julin performed to rave reviews: Eudossia in Respighi's La Fiamma, the title role in Vanessa, Agathe in Der Freischütz, as well as Freia in Das Rheingold. Additionally she has been seen as Fiordiligi in Chautauqua Institution’s production of Cosi fan Tutte, as well as having portrayed major roles with Opera Fresca of California (Micaela in Carmen -2007 and Mimi in La Bohéme- 2006).

While working on her MM at Indiana University, she studied with Costanza Cuccaro and was the recipient of the Bain Scholarship (full tuition). Her performance in the Collegiate Premiere of William Bolcom’s A View from the Bridge was "mature beyond her years". In addition, she performed the Soprano Solo in Poulenc’s Gloria. As a Young Artist Apprentice, Ms. Julin has participated in summer festivals with Central City Opera (2005) and Utah Festival Opera (2004). Receiving her BM in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College in 2002, she performed many roles including Poppea (L'Incoronazione di Poppea), Adina (Elixir of Love), Pamina (The Magic Flute) and Madame Silberklang (The Impresario). Ms. Julin’s concert work includes Virgil Thomson’s Stabat Mater, Dvorak’s Te Deum and Psalm 150, Praise Ye the Lord! (Randegger) in Jubilate!(AVA). She has been a Guest Soloist with the Mendelssohn Glee Club of New York, as well as forming a benefit concert for the Wounded Warriors Foundation in California.

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