Originally from Scotland, Julie began her musical training at Napier University in Edinburgh. Her studies continued at Trinity College of Music, London where she graduated with a licentiateship and fellowship. Julie freelanced as a clarinetist and saxophonist in England for many years performing in symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles and West End musicals before emigrating to Canada. In Vancouver, she is a freelance clarinetist performing with Lions Gate Sinfonia, Vancouver Metropolitan, Plastic Acid, Kamloops Symphony and Okanagan Symphony orchestras. Julie is the clarinetist with the Erato Ensemble, Trio Primario and Wind Song Trio. Additionally, she is an established music educator maintaining a large private studio on the north shore. She also works independently as a clinician, providing workshops in secondary schools, at band retreats and for adult community bands.