Professor and Interim Director, Bailey School of Music
Violist Julia Bullard enjoys a diverse career as a performer, pedagogue, and Alexander Technique teacher. She is the violist of Trio 826, whose first album, Mosaic, was released on the Blue Griffin label in 2016. She has performed as a guest with ensembles including the Bogotá Chamber Orchestra, Aspen String Trio, the Maia Quartet, and the Arianna Quartet. A dedicated pedagogue, Dr. Bullard received the Iowa String Teachers Association’s Leopold LaFosse Studio Teacher of the Year award in 2011. She has presented master classes across the US and abroad, and has been artist-faculty at several summer music festivals including Cedar Valley Chamber Music, Wintergreen Music Festival and Academy, and Madeline Island Music Festival.
Dr. Bullard received Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from Temple University in Philadelphia, and the DMA degree from the University of Georgia. Her principal teachers included violists Joseph dePasquale, Emanuel Vardi, Sidney Curtiss, and Mark Cedel, and violinist Levon Ambartsumian. From 2000-2022, she served as viola professor at the University of Northern Iowa, and 10 years was also the Associate Director for Graduate Studies of the UNI School of Music. In August 2022, Dr. Bullard joined the faculty of Kennesaw State University as Professor and Interim Director of the Bailey School of Music.