Julia Bullard teaches viola, string pedagogy, and
string methods and techniques at the University of Northern Iowa.
Dr. Bullard is also the Associate Director for Graduate Studies in the
music. She is an active solo, chamber and orchestral performer
both in the US and abroad. Recent solo engagements include performances
in Russia, Central and South America, New York and Iowa. She has also
presented master classes at the University of Illinois; Drake
University; Herzen Pedagogical Institute in St.
Petersburg, Russia; the University of Costa Rica in San José, Costa
Rica; Facultad de Musica, Universidad Juan N. Corpas in Bogota,
Colombia; and the State University of New York at Fredonia. Dr. Bullard
served on the board of the Iowa Viola Society and as President of the
Iowa String Teachers’ Association. In 2011, she was named the Iowa
String Teachers Association Studio Teacher of the Year. In the summers,
she serves on the faculty of the Madeline Island Music Camp in
Dr. Bullard received the
D.M.A. degree from the University of Georgia, where she was the
Director of the Pre-College String Program. She received her M.M.
(string pedagogy and music history) and B.M. (performance) degrees from
Temple University in Philadelphia, PA, and her principal teachers have
included Sidney Curtiss, Emanuel Vardi, Joseph dePasquale, Mark Cedel,
and Levon Ambartsumian. She has also coached with Robert Mann
(formerly of the Juilliard String Quartet), Jeffrey Solow (Amadeus
Trio), Roger Chase (Nash Ensemble), and Evelina Chao (St. Paul Chamber
Prior to joining the UNI faculty, Julia Bullard taught at the University of Georgia's Pre-College Program; Toccoa Falls College (GA); Clarke Middle School (GA); Settlement Music School (Philadelphia); Temple University's Music Preparatory Division; and the Brenau (GA) Suzuki School. She has performed with various orchestras, including the Greenville (SC), Trenton (NJ), South Jersey, Macon (GA), Schenectady (NY), and Utica (NY) symphonies, as well as at several summer festivals including the Madeline Island Music Camp, Luzerne Music Center, Camp Encore-Coda, Ash Lawn-Highland Opera Festival, and the Virginia Waterfront International Arts Festival.