Harpist, teacher, administrator and church musician, Julie was raised in northern Minnesota where she began music studies at a young age. Her commute to Minneapolis (300 miles each way) for harp lessons was a testimony of dedicated and supportive parents. There, she studied with Frances G. Miller and Lynne Aspnes, and several years later in the graduate program at the New England Conservatory with Ann Hobson Pilot. Julie has recorded with the Bel Canto Company of Greensboro and in 2005 recorded Britten's Ceremony of Carols with the Winston Salem Children's Chorus. Her arrangements for harp and chamber groups are heard on four independently produced CDs. Julie is currently the Worship and Arts Coordinator at Hope Presbyterian Church in Winston-Salem and can be heard performing with the Western Piedmont Symphony Orchestra in Hickory, the Winston-Salem Symphony, Greensboro Symphony and Roanoke Symphony. In her free time, Julie cherishes every minute with her new grandson.