Juli Brubaker grew up in Littleton, CO where she took her first piano lesson at the age of 6 and has been passionate about music ever since! She later attended the University of Denver, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in Classical Voice Performance under the instruction of Kevin Kennedy. She went on to complete her Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in Vocal Performance and Literature under the tutelage of Sunny Joy Langton and Alan Darling. Juli has a wonderfully diverse portfolio as a musician, including private voice teacher, certified Musikgarten instructor in Early Childhood Music and Movement, as well as head cantor and choral assistant at Immaculate Conception Parish in Highland Park. She is also the very proud Co-Founder and Music Director for Green Light Vocal Productions, LLC – a boutique performance company specializing in vocal works located in the North Shore.
Juli is also privileged with the joy of being an active singer and performer. She has performed the roles of Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, Cobweb in A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Luisa in The Fantasticks, Minnie Faye in Hello, Dolly!, Valencienne in The Merry Widow, Young Pocahontas in Duluth Festival Opera’s 2011 production of Pocahontas – A Woman of Two Worlds, and appeared as Baby Bear in The Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood in The Knightly News (both with Green Light Vocal Productions). She was the 1st Place recipient of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild competition in 2009, as well as the winner of the Northwestern Aria and Concerto Competition where she performed Ophelia’s Mad Scene in concert with the Northwestern University Chamber Orchestra in 2010, and again with Kenosha Symphony Orchestra in 2013. Solo works include Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Requiem, and Schubert’s Mass in G. She has also been honored to sing the National Anthem at the Taste of Chicago for four years in a row.
Juli loves exploring the amazing instrument that is the voice and is constantly amazed at what she continues to learn from the inspiring accomplishments of her students. She believes that healthy singing is top priority, with an emphasis on creating well-rounded musicians that genuinely love what they do.