Senior Sales Associate
Joined in
2019
Education

Bacholer of Music in Flute Performance from the University of South Florida, Bacholer of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida

Favorite Bands

Green Day, Streetlight Manifesto, Harley Poe, Reel Big Fish, Russkaja, President's Own Marine Corps Band, Mephiskapheles, Dance Gavin Dance, I The Mighty, Escape the Fate

Expertise

Brass, Woodwinds, Woodwind Accessories, Flutes & Piccolos, Clarinets, Saxophones, Double Reed Instruments, Recorders

Favorite Instruments

Muramatsu Flutes, Fox Bassoons, Luna High Tide Baritone Ukulele, Alto Recorder, Burkart Piccolos

Julia

Senior Sales Associate

"Truly there would be reason to go mad were it not for music." - Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky

About Me

From principal flute in the University of South Florida Symphony Orchestra, to Drum Major of the Herd of Thunder Marching Band, I've had a blast honing my skills as a musician and educator. I was born in Buffalo, NY, but moved to Saint Petersburg, FL in 3rd grade. I started taking flute lessons from Joy Aufdemkampe when I moved here, and I've never looked back. I particpated in All County, All State, the Pinellas Youth Symphony, and my high school's band program, and was accepted into the University of South Florida and Dr. Kim McCormick's studio for both Flute Performance and Music Education. At my time at USF, I had fantastic opportunities: I marched in London's New Years Day Parade, I performed at Carnigie Hall and for CBDNA in Charleston SC. I am a sister of Sigma Alpha Iota, and I'm proud to say that I was the president of the colony for the Iota Chi Chapter of Tau Beta Sigma. Some of my best memories are the long nights spend sewing marching band uniforms, my intership at King High School with Dr. Dre Graham, and receiving my flute that I play on now. I also played Bass Clarinet and Bassoon in the ensembles at USF, and even Trombone in the USF Pep band!

Outside of music, I am a Master Educator for the Leave No Trace Center of Outdoor Ethics, and involved in Venturing, BSA. I love going out camping and hiking, and my favourite things to find in nature are waterfalls. My favourite genres of music is ska, punk, and folk, and I prefer to play in a Wind Ensemble setting rather than Orchestra. I dream to one day play piccolo in the President's Own Marine Corps Band, and that's me!

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