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julie bishop


Jazz Studies





    • B.M. Voice Performance, Susquehanna University
      M.M. Voice Performance, Temple University

      D.M.A. Voice Performance, Temple University


      Past roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Clori in L’Egisto, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, and White Dove in the world premiere of Violet Fire with Temple University Opera Theater, Belinda in Dido and Aeneas with Intermezzo Opera, Angelina in Trial By Jury and Pitti-Sing in The Mikado with the Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Chester County, and Constance in The Sorcerer with the Philadelphia Gilbert and Sullivan Union.  Bishop is a founding member of Opera Libera, a small professional company based in the Philadelphia suburbs, with which she reprised her role of Zerlina in Don Giovanni and also sang Frasquita in Carmen in a performance given in memory of Temple professor, the late John Douglas.  An active interpreter of contemporary music, Ms. Bishop premiered Matthew Greenbaum’s Nameless with Cygnus and Momenta in New York City in 2009, and premiered the role of Rosary in Leslie Burrs’ opera Transitions: Sung Stories with Opera North, Inc., at the 2012 Opera America Conference.  She has also appeared three times as a featured artist with the Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra and has numerous other concert and oratorio performances to her credit.


      Bishop is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Theater, where she teaches a basic musicianship course for musical theater majors and serves as an accompanist for various courses in the musical theater program.  Additionally, she has served as the voice instructor at Widener University and as a guest clinician for choral ensembles at numerous high schools in greater Philadelphia and the Lehigh Valley. 


      Bishop’s research in the field of Swedish vocal diction and Swedish art song has been utilized by singers and vocal scholars worldwide.  She is also sought as an authority on topics pertaining to vocal and choral repertoire, vocal pedagogy, and musical theater pedagogy and repertoire.