Currently based in Dallas, TX, Julie Strauser is originally from Carmel, Indiana. Julie completed her MM in vocal performance from Southern Methodist University where she studied with Virginia Dupuy and Camille King. While at SMU, she sang the roles of Oberto in Alcina, Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore, Lucy in Jake Heggie’s 10-minute opera, Again, and Rona Lisa Peretti in 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. As an experienced ensemble singer, Julie sang in ensembles such as the SMU Chamber choir, SYZYGY, the Dallas Choral Festival, and at multiple churches in the area as a section leader and soloist.
Julie graduated with a BM in vocal performance from DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana. Her credits there include Amy in Little Women, Poppea in L’incoronazione di Poppea, Serpetta in La Finta Giardiniera, Lucille in Parade, and Heidi in the musical, [Title of Show]. She also performed the role of Speed Dater #3/#8 in Intimate Opera of Indianapolis’ production of Speed Dating: Tonight! In the summer of 2015 Julie joined Opera in the Ozarks as a Studio Artist and she also performed in the Bay View Music Festival in northern Michigan. A lover of contemporary music, she, as a soloist, had the privilege to work with composers such as John Corigliano, Libby Larsen, Mark Adamo, Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown, and Roberto Sierra as a part of DPU’s Music of the 21st Century and Living Composers series.
Currently, Julie lives in East Dallas with her husband, Pankaj and their young son, born in June of 2021. When she is not performing, she teaches voice lessons for students of all ages out of her home studio.