Languages Spoken: English
School: Berklee College of Music
Instrument: Piano, Ukulele, Voice
Julia DuBois was born in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. She started taking voice and piano lessons when she was 5 years old. She later picked up cello and played in her high school orchestra for 4 years She grew up singing in a Catholic church choir and community, high school and college choirs. She was a member of the band “Night Class” in Chicago for 3 years while attending high school in WI. When she was 18, Julia moved to New York City where she studied jazz at the New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music. She lived in a tiny dorm and missed playing an instrument so during this time, she taught herself the ukulele. Julia transferred to Berklee College of Music, but first at a Berklee International Network affiliated Conservatori Liceu in Barcelona, Spain. While she was there, she had the great privilege of singing with a full orchestra at Palau de la Música Catalana. After a year, she moved to the Berklee Boston campus and is now studying both voice and music business/management. Julia also studied at the New York Jazz Academy under Ron Wilkins and Javier Arau and was a student at the Stanford Jazz Vocal Institute in 2017. She performed at the Stanford Jazz Festival and studied under the great jazz vocalists Kate McGarry and Madeline Eastman, as well as visiting artist Lisa Fischer.
She is the only musical one in her family. Her parents really wanted her and her siblings to each learn an instrument (because neither of them were/are musical). Julia was the only one that stuck with it, but is tremendously grateful for the lessons her parents enrolled her in as a young child: “I can’t imagine what my life would be like had my parents not made sacrifices so that I could take both singing and piano lessons. My music teachers have been some of the most important and influential people for me throughout my life and I’m tremendously excited to now pass this gift onto my students. Music has helped me learn who I am and the skills I learned in private lessons have not only given me a strong singing voice but have helped me navigate the world as a creative being. I cannot wait to nurture a love of music & creativity with my students, not only to help them grow in technical skills as vocalists, pianists, and overall musicians, but also to help them grow as people."