Julie Query, often nicknamed a “Disney princess soprano”, grew up listening to music on the “golden oldies” station, watching musicals like Carousel and Camelot on repeat, and having every movie musical made in the ‘90s memorized word for word, particularly Anastasia and The Little Mermaid. Her initial exposure to classical music began when she started figure skating at the age of six; here she fell in love with the fiery and passionate music from the likes of Puccini, Ravel, Alwyn, and Tchaikovsky, thanks to skaters like Michelle Kwan and Sasha Cohen.
Ms. Query did not consider pursuing music professionally until 2014, when by happenstance she sang in a church choir led by a former chorister of the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Dr. Thomas Eden, who convinced her to begin private study. This led to her successful audition into the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir in 2015, with whom she sang for three seasons, including their tour to New York City to sing Mohammad Fairouz’s Zabur at Carnegie Hall.
In 2017, she began graduate study at Butler University for her Master’s in Vocal Performance, studying under Diana Huntoon and Kirsten Gunlogson. During her graduate career, she performed in several operas, including Suor Angelica, The Old Maid and the Thief, and Hansel and Gretel, in which she knocked an item off her bucket list by getting to fly on stage as the Witch. She was also invited to sing with Indianapolis Opera beginning in 2018.
Since then, Ms. Query has made her house and role debut with Toledo Opera in Suor Angelica, made her professional musical debut in Carousel, and led a benefit concert at the Indiana Historical Society to raise funds for cancer research, singing selections from musical composers Stephen Schwartz, Jason Robert Brown, Flanders & Swann, and classical composers Johann Strauss II, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Giacomo Puccini, and Gioachino Rossini. She also performs with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Pops Chorus and sings as a soloist in many churches across Indiana.
Currently she studies voice at IU Bloomington with Ray Fellman, Director of Musical Theatre and Professor of Voice, and acting at Constellation Stage & Screen with Eric Shelley. She is also a devoted student of jazz, tap, and ballet. Ms. Query holds a Bachelor’s degree in Spanish, with minors in French and English (Creative Writing), from Butler University.