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Julia Thornton

Julia Thornton

  • She/Her
  • Biography

    Julia Thornton is a performance psychology consultant, music director, conductor, pianist, and vocal coach based in the Pacific Northwest. Her unique experience combines creative practice with the scientific study of performance psychology. She holds a M.S. in Performance Psychology from the University of Edinburgh, and a B.A. from the University of Oregon in Anthropology and Music. Julia 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 Award Winning Best Musical Into the Woods.

    Professional Experience

    • Regional
    • Concerts/Cabaret
    • Education

    Regions

    • Seattle/Pacific NW
    • United Kingdom

    Interested in touring?

    • No

    Maestra Expertise

    • Music Director/Conductor (Pianist)
    • Music Director/Conductor (Not Pianist)
    • Vocal Director and/or Choral Prep
    • Vocal Arranger
    • Music Copyist
    • Pit Musician (Keyboards)
    • Pit Musician (Other)
    • Music Contractor/Coordinator
    • Audition Pianist
    • Class/Voice Lesson/Rehearsal Pianist
    • Rehearsal Pianist

    My Primary Instrument

    • Piano

    My Instruments

    • Accordion
    • Piano
    • Synth - keyboards
    • Voice

    Software

    • Finale
    • GarageBand
    • Logic
    • MainStage

    Additional Skills

    • Arts Administration

    Affiliations

    • THE AMERICAN FEDERATION OF MUSICIANS (AFM)