Julie Krugman is a Mezzo-Soprano based in Providence, RI. She has performed professionally throughout the United States during her 35-year career.
Julie is a Professor of Voice at both Salve Regina University and Rhode Island College where she teaches all genres of music; Classical, Musical Theater, Jazz and Contemporary Music. Julie ran a private voice studio in Massachusetts from 2009-2022 working with middle and high school students where she specialized in College Audition Preparation for High School Juniors & Seniors. She has successfully aided students in joining top Classical Music and Musical Theater Programs across the United States. As a voice instructor, she has also coached many of her students in successful auditions for Central District Choir, All-State and All-National Choir, NATS Regional & National Competitions, Classical Singer/Auditions Plus National Competitions, and roles in school and community musical productions. Julie has also been trained in teaching Contemporary Music and she has aided many students with proper mic technique, pop & jazz vocal styling and working in a recording studio.
Julie graduated with a degree in Vocal Performance from the Indiana University School of Music and went on to receive her Master of Vocal Performance from the Northwestern University School of Music in Evanston, Illinois. Upon completion of her degrees Ms. Krugman performed around the Chicago area, most notably with the Chicago Symphony Chorus and the Chicago Lyric Opera Chorus. Julie has been a featured soloist in many Oratorio performances, most notably as the Alto soloist in Handel’s Messiah and the Mezzo-Soprano soloist in both Rutter’s Feel The Spirit and Ray’s Gospel Mass. Since her move to the Boston area, Ms. Krugman has been a featured soloist and ensemble member with the Worcester Chorus and the Back Bay Chorale, the Worcester Schubertiad Series and with the Worcester State University Chorale.
Ms. Krugman held the elected position of Region Governor for the New England Region of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and served on the National Board of NATS from 2018-2022. She also served on the Board for the Boston Chapter of NATS from 2014 - 2018 where she served as Auditions Chair and Vice-President. As Chair, she has led all aspects of Student Auditions; from registration, venue management, scheduling, and web site creation to acquiring top talent to judge the finalist concerts. Julie currently serves as Region Auditions Chair for the New England Region of NATS.
Julie lives with her husband Josh and her sons in Providence, RI.
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A Worcester Schubertiad Tuckerman Hall, Worcester
What people say about Julie:
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"Julie is a mesmerizing performer. She is a delightful person with an outgoing and engaging personality. She is completely reliable, open and relates easily and well to people of all ages. Her students sing well and clearly have comfortable and appropriate relationships with her. They demonstrate the same fine vocal technique she employs. Julie is blessed with a beautiful voice and the technical understanding to use it well." - The Reverend Steven Small, Baritone
"Although I had a few years of private voice training under my belt before connecting with her, Julie was able to diagnose several poor habits and technical things that I was implementing in my singing. One of the things that I needed help with was keeping the brightness of my voice in check. Julie would demonstrate how to make a rounder, fuller space in my mouth to allow for greater resonance and a richer, darker sound. However, making a song “sound good” was leaving the job half done, according to Julie. She would always help me find depth in both the music and lyrics, focusing on textual painting and the importance of emphasizing certain lyrics, syllables or consonants to further convey the emotion of a song." - Former WHS Student now in College
"Ms. Krugman developed my daughter’s vocal skills and at the same time provided an atmosphere where her confidence increased dramatically. Ms. Krugman shares her passion and extensive knowledge with her students. She has the unique gift of being able to elicit and develop her students’ natural gifts while at the same time challenging them to avoid complacency and strive for excellence. She gives generously of her time and expertise and promotes a learning environment that is relaxed yet challenging for her students." - Westborough Parent
"I have been very pleased with the musical skills and techniques that Julie has been teaching my daughters over the past several years. They have worked on sight reading, breathing exercises, diction, posture, and overall stage presence. The girls have been challenged by being asked to learn different genres of music. They both have made a great deal of progress in the area of vocal performance. Ms. Krugman also keeps in contact with each of my daughters’ school choral conductors about their progress and upcoming audition opportunities." - Westborough Parent
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