Mezzo soprano Julie DeBoer has performed everything from early music to new compositions on the operatic, concert, and recital stage. Recent operatic roles include Third Lady in The Magic Flute at Aspen Music Festival and Zita in both Gianni Schicchi and Buoso's Ghost, a sequel to Gianni Schicchi by composer Michael Ching, at Bay View Music Festival. DeBoer has performed both as an ensemble singer and as a soloist with many acclaimed choirs in Chicago, including Grant Park Chorus, Chicago Symphony Chorus, Music of the Baroque, Bella Voce, and the William Ferris Chorale. In 2015, she appeared as the alto soloist in Music of the Baroque's performance of the Allegri Miserere mei Deus, and in 2014 she was a soloist in Bella Voce's performance of Handel's Messiah with Chicago's premiere baroque period chamber ensemble, the Callipygian Players. Originally from Western Springs, Illinois, Ms. DeBoer graduated summa cum laude from Lawrence University with a bachelor's degree in voice performance. She holds a master's degree in voice performance from Northwestern University, where she performed the roles of Prince Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus, Nancy in Albert Herring, and the third spirit in The Magic Flute. Teaching both privately and in a classroom setting has always been her passion;she was an aural skills and music theory teaching assistant at Lawrence University, and she taught a private studio of fifteen undergraduate students at Northwestern University.
- B.M., Lawrence University (Voice Performance)
- M.M., Northwestern University (Voice Performance)