Julie Cross, Voice

Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance, University of Michigan. Masters of Music in Voice Performance, Manhattan School of Music, Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance, Oberlin College Conservatory of Music

Julie Cross (mezzo-soprano) is a singer and voice teacher in Lincoln & Omaha, NE. She has served on the faculties of Seattle Conservatory of Music, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater (tenured Associate Professor), Barry University, and Florida International University. She is a recent past Treasurer for the International Alliance for Women in Music (IAWM.) She regularly performs new music, and has sung at both national and international IAWM annual events and the Festival of Women Composers International. She has also published frequent CD, concert, and book reviews for the Journal of the IAWM.

Dr. Cross has performed with the Opera Theatre of St. Louis, Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors Festival, Chautauqua Institution, Lake Chelan Bach Festival, Sonict New Music Ensemble, South Beach Chamber Ensemble, the Ann Arbor Art Song Festival, Friday Noon Musicales at First Unitarian Society, and has sung many oratorios, recitals and master classes throughout the U.S. Five of her performances have been aired live on Wisconsin Public Radio through the Sunday Afternoon Live from the Chazen Art Museum program. She recently performed solo and chamber recitals in Maine, Wisconsin, Washington, and New York state.

Julie and pianist Susan McDaniel recorded a CD entitled Songs of Forgotten Women with Audio for the Arts. Her performance of Aunt Hannah in William Mayer’s A Death in the Family was recorded on the Albany Records label and received a positive review in the New York Times. She has degrees from Oberlin Conservatory, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Michigan, and has studied additionally at the Centro Studi Italiani in Italy. Her primary teachers were Daune Mahy, Marlena Malas, and Shirley Verrett, and she also studied with George Shirley, Hilda Harris, Richard Miller (pedagogy) and Martin Katz.