Denver-based cellist Julia Emery enjoys collaborating with a variety of artists and ensembles in the Denver-Boulder area, spanning a wide range of artistic interests, backgrounds and mediums. Her love of both traditional and non-traditional musical and artistic styles have led her to collaborate with a variety of ensembles, including Sound Circle a capella Ensemble, Briah Danse, Sound Circle Eurythmy, and the Denver-based Playground Ensemble’s Educational Outreach Program.
Beyond playing music in the concert hall, Julia has also been deeply involved for many years in performing for communities of elders, and for people who are ill, and dying. These communities have included the Presbyterian St. Luke’s Hospital Oncology Wards in Denver, the Boulder Senior Center, and clients of Windhorse Elder Care. Currently, she also serves on the Council for the Boulder based organization Conversations on Death, whose primary focus is to promote awareness, end-of-life education and a deeper understanding of the death and dying process.
Ultimately, Julia aspires to use her love and knowledge of music as a way to help others through difficult times in their lives, and as a means of bringing artists and communities together from a variety of traditions and backgrounds.
Julia graduated in 2013 from the University of Denver’s Lamont School of Music with a Bachelor’s degree in Cello Performance under the primary tutelage of Professor Richard Slavich, and has since continued her studies with Boulder-based cellists Elle Wells, and Dr. Charles Lee.