School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts
Dr. Julie Strom is a two-time-recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and has taught and performed internationally since earning her Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, where she studied under New York Philharmonic principal percussionist, Christopher Lamb and Metropolitan Opera principal timpanist, Duncan Patton. Her Master’s degree is from the Hochschule für Musik (Munich, Germany) where she studied with the late Peter Sadlo, and Doctor of Arts degree is from the University of Northern Colorado.
As an orchestral and chamber musician, Dr. Strom has toured and played with the Munich Symphony Orchestra, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Chamber Orchestra, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and plays regularly with the Colorado Symphony Orchestra. Driven by a passion for experimental music and theater collaborations, she originated the role of the “Percushroomist” in the show, Cirque Dreams Jungle Fantasy in 2008 on Broadway in New York City. Dr. Strom has also written, produced and performed a one-woman theater percussion show entitled, Alice On Time. In 2012, she teamed up with composer-jazz drummer Allison Miller to form “junKtion”, a duo that combines all original music with an experimental flair. They have toured, lectured, and performed throughout North America. Other highlights include performing Bartok’s Sonata for Two Pianos and Percussion with pianists Martha Argerich and Nelson Goerner (Lübeck, Germany), Darius Milhaud's Concerto pour Percussion et Petit Orchestre with the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, and a world premiere of Hertenstein’s Schlagzeug Konzert in Ontario, Canada.
Prior to her appointment at the University of Northern Colorado, Dr. Strom taught at Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada) and Regis University (Denver, CO). Her doctoral dissertation entitled Theater Percussion: Developing a Twenty-First-Century Genre Through the Combination of Visual, Dramatic, and Percussive Arts is published and can be found on Amazon.
Dr. Strom is based in Denver and, aside from performing and teaching, she loves to cook, do yoga, and walk her three-legged dog, Tanner.
More information can be found at www.juliestrompercussion.com