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Julia Dollison

Julia Dollison

Artist Faculty in Residence, Vocal Jazz

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

(970) 351-4958
Frasier 58


B.M. Studio Music and Jazz, University of Miami (FL)
M.M. Studio Music and Jazz, University of Miami (FL)

Professional/Academic Experience

  • Member of professional jazz vocal quartet "Vertical Voices"
  • Active clinician and adjudicator for vocal jazz ensembles in school workshop, jazz festival and all-state honor group settings.
  • Formerly private jazz voice instructor at Sacramento State University, New School University, The Jazzschool (Berkeley, CA) and Metropolitan State University (Denver)

Research/Areas of Interest

Solo jazz vocal performance: technique, style, improvisation, vocal health

Publications/Creative Works

  • Performer and producer on "Fourward" album by Vertical Voices
  • Performer and producer on "Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schnieder" album by Dollison and Marsh
  • Debut solo album "Observatory"
  • Studio singer on approximately 150 recordings for publications at KerryMarsh.com

Honors and Awards

  • 2000 - DownBeat Student Music Award for Best Collegiate Jazz Vocal Soloist
  • Invited to perform and/or present at conferences of Jazz Education Network, California
  • Music Educators Association and the International Association for Jazz Education

Professional Website



"All the Things You Are", from 2005 debut CD "Observatory", arranged and sung by Julia Dollison. Ben Monder (guitar), Matt Clohesy (bass), Ted Poor (drums)

The "Pretty" Road, from "Vertical Voices: The Music of Maria Schneider" by Dollison and Marsh. Frank Kimbrough (piano), Ben Monder (guitar), Jay Anderson (bass), Clarence Penn (drums)