Cello Choir & Academy Faculty
A dynamic performing artist and educator, Julia Cory graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Cello Performance. While studying with Bion Tsang, she served as faculty for the UT String Project, and quickly established herself as a versatile musician, performing with orchestras, bands, chamber groups, and as a solo cellist. A native of Montana, she moved to Bloomington, Indiana in 2000, completing her Bachelors and Masters degrees primarily under the tutelage of cellists Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Emilio Colon at Indiana University. She has called Austin home since 2007.
Julia holds positions with the Temple and Waco, Texas Symphonies, and also plays with the Laredo and San Angelo Symphonies. An enthusiastic chamber musician, she organizes recitals with an international roster of musicians in Texas and around the country, and performs with groups such as the Bloomington Chamber Singers and Viola By Choice. Since moving to Austin, Julia has recorded with local artists in projects ranging from newly commissioned musicals and oratorios to rock bands, involving her in the performance of works spanning the musical spectrum. Dr. Cory is the founder and Artistic Director of the Austin Cello Choir, a group dedicated to performing a unique set of repertoire, exploring the versatility of the cello, and community involvement. She has served as adjunct faculty at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, faculty for the Longhorn and Montana Chamber Music Camps, the UT String Project, and the Austin Lyric Opera Armstrong School. Julia maintains a large private studio in her Austin home, her dedication to music education evident through their consistent placement in state and regional ensembles, festivals, and universities, and their involvement with community ensembles.