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Julie Strom

Julie Strom

Assistant Professor of Percussion

School of Music
College of Performing and Visual Arts

Contact Information

Mailing Address
University of Northern Colorado
School of Music
Campus Box 28
Greeley, CO 80639

Professional/Academic Experience

Dr. Julie Strom is a two-time-recipient of the Fulbright Scholarship and has taught and performed internationally. She presented on Freelance, Networking, and Just Being Chill at the 2020 PASIC convention, and currently serves on the University Pedagogy Committee for the Percussive Arts Society as well as the Vice President for the Colorado Chapter of PAS. Dr. Strom has been interviewed by Casey Cangelosi for his @percussion podcast, and on Pete’s Percussion Podcast.

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. As a lecturer, Dr. Strom has presented at UCLA, Florida State University, University of Colorado, North Carolina School of the Arts, among others.

She earned her Bachelor of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music, under the tutelage of 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.

Dr. Strom lives in Denver, loves to cook and do yoga. She and her partner are expecting a baby in November, 2021.

More information can be found at www.juliestrompercussion.com