Julie is a composer and orchestrator. She studied piano at the University of Texas at Austin and received her degree in composition from The Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California at Los Angeles. Julie studied with Robert Moore, Robert Linn and James Hopkins.
Perhaps there are few female orchestral composers, but if there is a barrier, Julie has broken through. She was Composer-in-Residence for the Brazos Valley Symphony Orchestra and has received grants from the Texas Commission on the Arts, the Texas Composers Forum, and The National Endowment for the Arts. She debuted for George H. W. Bush her score for an exhibit at the opening of his presidential library. She has written three symphonies and pieces for many chamber ensembles. She has produced, directed and scored award-winning videos, including a winner at the New York Film Festival. She is currently writing the spiritually-uplifting "movie music" you hear on her CDs. Her current CD project is Augustine, a symphonic work inspired by the writings of St. Augustine of Hippo.