Julie Hill is a singer/ composer who studied with Dr. Nils Vigeland, Reiko Fueting, and Susan Botti at the Manhattan School of Music. Her music infuses art song with pop sensibilities and hints of minimalism and romanticism. These days, she is working on an orchestral work that will be premiered via MusicaNova in Phoenix, Arizona. In addition to her work writing concert music, Julie co-produced a record of pop songs with guitarist/ producer Dan Saa of the band Los Amigos Invisibles and spent two years teaching and singing in New Delhi, India.
From 2014 to 2016, Tarun and Aditya Balani kindly invited Julie to work with them at Global Music Institute in New Delhi, India. GMI is the first jazz institute in New Delhi to bring the Berklee College of Music curriculum to students, preparing them for professional lives as musicians. During this time, Julie was fortunate to also perform at India's premiere jazz club - The Piano Man Jazz Club - and to tour in Goa and Kolkata.
Julie is a passionate educator who works with beginners and professionals to develop their craft as performers and creative musicians. Julie teaches private music lessons, college-level ear training, and led workshops on choral singing, composition, songwriting, and cultural sensitivity in the classroom. She works with emerging bilinguals in India and New York, and worked with students from underserved communities via Music Basti (New Delhi, India) and ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty, New York, NY).
In 2010, Julie also spear-headed the Boston Composers Collective in 2010, which brought together students from Berklee, New England Conservatory, and Boston Conservatory to perform new works alongside an exhibition of new works from students at the School at the Museum of Fine Arts. The following year, she worked in administration for Argento New Music Ensemble and International Contemporary Ensemble, helping to produce fundraisers and plan their upcoming tours.