Photo by  Kersh Branz

Photo by Kersh Branz

Originally from Southern California, Julie Barwick now lives and works in San Francisco as a pianist, composer, and teacher. She began studying piano at the age of 7 and was accepted to the Coronado School of the Arts, where she specialized in piano performance. She holds a BA in Music with highest honors from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MM in composition from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She has studied piano with Irina Fisher, Michael Seth Orland, Deno Gianopoulos, Adam Wibrowski (at the Conservatoire Hector Berlioz in Paris), and Robert Schwartz. She has also studied with composers Dan Becker, David Garner, Belinda Reynolds, Cindy Cox, and Henry Threadgill.

As a teacher, she is a member of MTNA (Music Teachers National Association) and MTAC (Music Teachers’ Association of California), where she has also served on the board of directors and has been the Certificate of Merit Branch Chair for San Francisco. In addition to teaching, she enjoys working as an accompanist for instrumentalists and vocalists.

Julie’s music has been performed throughout the Bay Area and US, and has been selected for performances on festivals such as West Fork New Music Festival in West Virginia, and the Verdant Vibes Concert Series in Rhode Island. She was Composer-in-Residence for Elevate Ensemble and as well as winner of the 2016 Areon International Composition Competition. Other recent commissions were from Hot Air Music FestivalSan Francisco Guitar QuartetSiroko DuoJill Morgan Brenner, and Ignition Duo with the Guerrilla Composers Guild

You can learn more about her compositions by visiting juliebarwick.com.

Performing my composition, May Wind, written for mezzo-soprano voice and piano.