Soprano Julie Ness is a versatile performer on the opera and concert stage. After training at Oberlin Conservatory she made her professional debut with Opera San Jose then made her Carnegie Hall debut as the featured soprano soloist in Handel’s Messiah and John Rutter’s Requiem. Additional credits include recitals with Trinity Church in New York, the New York Festival of Song, and concerts with the American Bach Soloists, and the San Francisco City Choir and Orchestra. Recent highlights include work at the intersection of bluegrass, folk and classical music, and include sold out performances of Joni Mitchell’s Blue album with fellow UVMC faculty member Tristan Bellerive on guitar, Dave Wysocki on bass, and Julie covering vocals, piano, and dulcimer. Active as a voice teacher, her students can be heard at NATS, All State, NEMFA, Northern Stage’s Boot Camp program and pursuing classical voice and musical theater degrees nationally.