Photo by Marina Lombardi

Photo by Marina Lombardi

Julie Hill

WNYC calls Julie Hill "truly magical." She is a singer/ composer from South Florida whose original compositions have been performed at Yale University, Raindance Film Festival, and on New York Public Radio. She has performed as a choral singer at Carnegie Hall and as a soloist at Merkin Hall, and recorded on records under the label Sony Masterworks. Most recently, her compositions have been performed in Arizona by an orchestra called MusicaNova.

Julie studied Classical Composition at the Manhattan School of Music with Dr. Nils Vigeland, Dr. Reiko Fueting, and Susan Botti. Immediately following her graduation, Julie traveled to India to act as primary voice faculty for Global Music Institute, a small music college in New Delhi.  There, she worked with voice students, college choirs, and groups of ear training students teaching Berklee College of Music curriculum. She also worked with girls in a home bringing music lessons supported by the program Music Basti and sang at India Jazz Festival 2014 with drummer Tarun Balani and saxophonist Derek Beckvold. Julie continued to work with Global Music Institute, coming back to the states intermittently.

During these times, Julie sang with vocalist Cyrille Aimee and worked with the International Rescue Committee and ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty), bringing music to elementary-schoolers who were refugees from all over the world. She now works in underserved schools in New York, bringing arts programming to students in Brooklyn and Manhattan.