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Julia Bentley

Associate Professor of Music (Voice)

Contact Information:
Merrill Hall, MU211




Recognized by The New York Times for her “rich sound, deep expressivity and uncanny sense of pitch,”mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley followed apprenticeships with the Santa Fe Opera and Chicago Lyric Opera of Chicago with a series of leading operatic roles from Anchorage to New York and was featured as a soloist with orchestras led by George Manahan, Raymond Leppard, Oliver Knussen, Robert Shaw, and Pierre Boulez. She has performed frequently with numerous Chicago ensembles, including Contempo, eighth blackbird, and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, and appeared to critical acclaim at Alice Tully Hall and Weill Hall with Pierre Boulez, as the soloist in Le Marteau Sans Maître. After leading the Composer Focus project at the DePaul University School of Music for six years and teaching voice at Concordia University and the graduate Art Song Seminar at North Park University, she joined the faculty at the University of Missouri-Columbia, teaching voice and graduate vocal pedagogy before joining the Jacobs School. She recently received the 2018 NATS Foundation Voice Pedagogy Award.