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Julie Cross

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Julie Cross
Adjunct Professor of Music, Principal Accompanist

Miller Fine Arts 131


Julie Cross is a performing mezzo-soprano, pianist, and organist. In addition to her new position at Linfield University, she serves as music director for St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Vancouver, WA, is choir director and soloist for the Lake Chelan Bach Festival every July, and maintains an independent voice studio. A former tenured professor in the University of Wisconsin system, she has performed and offered master classes throughout the country. She served as two-term treasurer of the International Alliance for Women in Music, and has performed the music of women composers in recitals and at national and international music conferences. Her mentors include Daune Mahy, Sedmara Rutstein, Richard Miller, Marlena Malas, Shirley Verrett, and George Shirley.


  • B.M. Oberlin College
  • M.M. Manhattan School of Music
  • D.M.A. University of Michigan