About Julia Stowell
Julia Stowell is a trumpet player and music educator who is currently pursuing a Master of Music in Trumpet Performance/Literature at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. She is a recent graduate of The Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s of Music in Music Education. She is a New York State Certified UPK-12 music teacher.
Julia has been fortunate to have had a variety of performing experiences. She held the role of Principal Trumpet of the Crane Wind Ensemble, Crane Symphony Orchestra, and the Crane Symphonic Band. Additionally, she is a versatile musician, fluent in music outside of the classical idiom. She has loved playing with the Crane Latin and Jazz Ensembles, as well as various chamber groups. Her principal teachers include Amy Gilreath, Buddy Deshler, Clark Hunt, James Madeja, and Josh Nightingale.
As a music educator, Julia values the inclusion and appreciation of all types and forms of music. In her lessons, students’ voices are always heard, and the music they prepare is relevant to their lives and interests. She believes high artistic goals are achieved when students are in a supportive and inspiring atmosphere, as well as performing music that is meaningful and impactful to them. She is passionate about teaching music that resonates with students, in order to cultivate and inspire a lifelong passion for music.