JULIA MORSHER, CHORUS DIRECTOR
A native of Houston, TX, Julia was raised by musical parents and attended the High School for Performing and Visual Arts for voice. She earned a Bachelor of Music at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY, and studied with the renowned singer, Rita Shane. While there, she performed in Eastman’s opera productions as well as sang numerous concerts around the community.
Julia went on to pursue a Master of Music at University of Houston in the studio of Cynthia Clayton. During her time back home, she was the Assistant Choir Director of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Cathedral. She also had a voice studio of middle and high school students in Fort Bend ISD.
In 2010, Julia took part in Marilyn Horne’s “The Song Continues” at Carnegie Hall. The following summer, she was invited to the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria, where she was a finalist in the Meistersinger Competition. This experience was what led her to Frankfurt, Germany, where her European career began. She sang in several productions in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Czech Republic, and Lithuania.
In 2014, she began volunteering for the Amelia Earhart Playhouse in Wiesbaden, Germany. She also decided to branch out into other ventures, such as co-creating a concert series called Opera Divina, with Australian mezzo-soprano, Louise Fenbury, that combines classical, musical theater and jazz repertoire. She was featured on the album, Somniferious: Part 2, a multi-part project released in 2015 by violinist and father, John Cramer and composer/ sound designer, Justin Lassen.
While at the Amelia Earhart Playhouse, Julia coached and directed several music productions – Les Misérables, Spring Awakening, The Fantasticks, Nunsense – as well as taught voice within the US military community. In Spring 2016, Julia attended the military theater awards ceremony known as TOPPERS, and was nominated for “Best Music Director” and won the award for “Best Orchestra” in The Fantasticks. Her time at the AEP was the most fulfilling work she did in Germany and is where her passion for making arts accessible to all communities started to flourish.
Julia is currently the chorus director for the Fort Bend Symphony Chorus in Sugar Land, TX. She also teaches voice to high school students and adults within Houston, TX and surrounding areas. She resides in Stafford, TX with her husband, Joe and daughter, Sophia.