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Julie Gunn, Piano

Julie Gunn

Julie Jordan Gunn, pianist, music director, vocal coach, and song arranger, is passionate about songs and singers. She loves to design and perform song recitals, and has appeared on many prestigious series over the last several years, including Carnegie Hall Pure Voice Series, Lincoln Center Great Performers, London’s Queen Elizabeth Hall, Brussels Theatre de la Monnaie, the 92nd Street Y, University of Chicago Presents, San Francisco Performances, the Broad Stage in Santa Monica, Oberlin College, the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music, and the Krannert Center. Scheduled for the upcoming year are recitals at Dominican University, Toronto’s Roy Thompson Hall, and cabaret performances in Orange County, Sun Valley, and the Allerton Barn Festival. Dr. Gunn also enjoys teaching and training the younger generation. She is on the faculty of the University of Illinois, where she works with singers and pianists and has served on the music staff at the Metropolitan Opera Young Artist Program, Wolf Trap Opera, Saint Louis Opera Theatre, Southern Methodist University, Opera North, Theaterworks, Chicago Opera Theater and Illinois Opera Theater, and given masterclasses at universities and young artists’ programs all over the United States, including the Ryan Young Artists’ Program, the Houston Grand Opera Studio, and the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music. Dr. Gunn is proud to have been the music director of her husband Nathan Gunn’s solo disc, Just before Sunrise, recently released by Sony/BMG records. She received her doctorate under the distinguished accompanist and teacher John Wustman, and is an alumna of Dartmouth College.

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