Julie McCarthy is an accomplished and energetic composer and singer-songwriter devoted to the creation of music. Her musical background ranges from performing and composing a variety of genres in music such as: pop, contemporary, new age, jazz, rock to world music. McCarthy is very versatile and fluent performing on multiple instruments such as: drums, bass, keyboard, violin, guitar, ukulele and voice. At age seven, she had various opportunities to perform around the great Denver area such as the Hard Rock Café and the Mercury Café. At age thirteen, she was recording, producing, and distributing her own songs
Seeking a more formalized education in music, Julie McCarthy attended high school at Denver School of the Arts, where she studied guitar in master classes with noteworthy artists such as: Martha Masters, Pat Martino, and Bjorn Thoroddsen. McCarthy graduated high school with an Arts Distinguished Diploma in Guitar with a minor on Vocal Performance. In McCarthy’s first year of undergraduate Composition studies at the University of Denver, she was accepted into highSCORE festival located in Pavia, Italy. At the highSCORE festival she attended masterclasses with acclaimed composers such as: Helmut Lachenmann, Amy Beth Kirsten, Christopher Theofanidis, Dmitri Tymoczko, and Gyula Csapó. She also attended a Film Scoring Workshop led by Larry Groupé in San Diego where she had her film music recorded and produced by Jason Larocca.
McCarthy is featured on the “Listening to the Ladies” podcast, and is currently studying abroad in New Zealand’s University of Canterbury. To learn more about McCarthy’s music, please visit her website.