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Julia Thornton

Julia Thornton

Biography

Julia Thornton is a music director, conductor, pianist, and vocal coach based in Seattle, WA. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Oregon in anthropology and music. She currently serves as the Resident Music Consultant for Seattle Repertory Theatre.

Julia regularly works with Seattle’s The 5th Avenue Theatre, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Village Theatre, and St. Paul’s The Ordway Center for Performing Arts in a variety of roles including music director and music supervisor, conductor, pianist and pit musician. Her work on the Ordway Cabaret “Back to Before” received a BroadwayWorld nomination in 2019 and in 2015 she music directed the Gregory Awards Best Musical Into the Woods.

In addition to her musical theatre endeavors, she enjoys listening to and playing all kinds of music, spending time on her parent's farm, eating oysters, and enjoying life in sunny Seattle.

Professional Experience

  • Regional
  • Concerts/Cabaret
  • Education

Regions

  • Seattle/Pacific NW

Hireable as

  • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
  • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
  • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
  • Music Contractor/Coordinator
  • Audition Pianist
  • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
  • Voice teacher with roster of private students

My Instruments

  • Accordion
  • Piano
  • Synth - keyboards
  • Voice

Software

  • Finale
  • GarageBand
  • MainStage

Affiliations

  • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)

Pronouns

  • She/Her