Julie has been on the faculty of The Juilliard School since 1989. She also co-teaches and offers master classes at the Bard Conservatory and the Curtis Institute of Music. Among the many musical institutions where Julie has given master classes in the United States are The Colburn School in Los Angeles, Eastman School of Music, Mannes College of Music, Manhattan School of Music, the University of Colorado at Boulder, University of Oklahoma, and University of Southern Mississippi. Her international presence includes master classes and teaching in Norway, Sweden, and Israel.

Julie’s teaching style is a holistic approach that addresses the person, the music, and the instrument. Her instruction includes technical work with tone and articulation and the Caruso Method. With an emphasis on the mental and emotional aspects of performance, Julie encourages her students to utilize meditation, visualization, and the heartfelt connection to music.

Notable Students

Jennifer Montone – Philadelphia Orchestra, Principal Horn; Curtis Institute, The Juilliard School, Horn Faculty

Michelle Reed Baker – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, 2nd Horn; Manhattan School of Music, Horn Faculty; The Juilliard School, Assistant Horn Faculty

Julia Pilant – Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Assistant Principal; Bard College Conservatory, Horn Faculty

Barbara Jöstlein Currie – 4th Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; Bard College Conservatory, Horn Faculty

Anne Scharer – 2nd Horn, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra

Kevin Rivard – San Francisco’s Opera and Ballet, Principal Horn; San Francisco Conservatory of Music, San Jose State University, Horn Faculty

Geoffrey Pilkington – Washington National Opera, Principal Horn

Eric Reed – American Brass Quintet, Member; The Juilliard School, NYU, Horn Faculty

Alana Vegter – Ghengis Barbie; New York Philharmonic, Acting Assistant Principal

Alex Kienle – Dallas Symphony, Assistant Principal / Utility Horn

Joe Assi – Dallas Symphony, 3rd Horn

Michael Thornton – Colorado Symphony, Principal Horn; Associate Professor of Horn at CU Boulder

Carolyn Landis Kunicki – Colorado Symphony, Second Horn; Central City Opera, Principal Horn

Wei Ping Chou – Washington National Opera, 4th Horn

John Smith – Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia, Principal Horn; University of Delaware, Professor of Music; Philadelphia Opera, Principal Horn

Jonathan Hamill – Tokyo Symphony Orchestra, Principal Horn; Senzoku College of Music, Elizabeth College of Music, Horn Professor

Nikki LaBonte – Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Associate / Assistant Principal Horn

Austin Larson –  Colorado Symphony, Assistant Principal / Utility Horn;

Bob Reardon – National Symphony Orchestra, 2nd Horn

Brett Hodge – Omaha Symphony, Principal Horn

Katelyn Benedict – New Mexico Philharmonic, 3rd Horn 

Nathan Ukens – New Mexico Philharmonic, 2nd Horn

Eric Overholt – Los Angeles Philharmonic, Former Member

Katie Jordan  Sarasota Orchestra, 2nd Horn

Angela Cordell Bilger – Opera Philadelphia, 2nd Horn, The Philadelphia Orchestra, Acting 4th Horn (2008, 2009, 2016 & 2017 Seasons), Temple University Adjunct Faculty Member

Pat Furlo  Pershing's Own Army Band, Horn Section

Lisa Bergman – Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, 2nd Horn

Nathaniel Willson – US Navy Band, Horn Section

Patrick Hodge – Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Assistant Principal