I am a professional singer, musician, and voice teacher. I hold a bachelor of music in voice performance and a master of music degree in voice performance and music history, both from the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.
I have performed throughout the United States as well as in Europe, in operatic, concert, recital, musical theatre, and choral settings.
With musical interests ranging from ancient music and the music of Bach and Beethoven to world music, modern pop and musical theatre, I very much enjoy working with students of any age, and with any level of skill.
I have extensive training in vocal technique and music pedagogy and have been privileged to work with many prominent and highly esteemed musicians, including baritone Timothy Noble, soprano Sylvia McNair, mezzo-soprano Patricia Stiles, baritone Dale Moore, and coaches Kevin Murphy and Gary Arvin.
If you would like to learn more about studying voice, please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to hearing from you!
A native of Washington, DC, bass-baritone Julian Morris completed his master of music in voice performance and music history at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in 2014.
He completed his bachelor of music degree at the Jacobs School in 2011.
Julian appeared with IU Opera Theatre many times, including as Spinnelloccio in "Gianni Schicchi", Pritschitsch in "The Merry Widow", and Pistola in "Falstaff." He also performed scenes from "Le Nozze di Figaro" (Figaro, Bartolo), "Don Giovanni" (Leporello), "Die Zauberflöte" (Sarastro), "Don Pasquale" (Don Pasquale), "Cosi Fan Tutte" (Don Alfonso), "Wonderful Town" (Wreck), "L'Elisir d'Amore" (Dulcamara), and many others.
As a member of the Bloomington-based community outreach program "Reimagining Opera for Kids," Julian performed the dual role of El Duende/Payador in Piazzolla's "Maria de Buenos Aires."
During his time at the Jacobs School, Julian also performed as a soloist on multiple occasions with the Contemporary Vocal Ensemble as well as with the New Music Ensemble, including in the world premiere of Don Freund's "Passion with Tropes."
In 2013, Julian performed as a soloist with the Concentus early music consort on various choral anthems. He also appeared as the bass soloist in Bach's Cantata "Sehet, welch eine Liebe" with The Bloomington Bach Cantata Project.
Julian also has a great deal of experience on the musical theatre stage having performed roles such as Roger (A New Brain), Marius (Les Miserables), Hines (The Pajama Game), and the Police Sargent (Pirates of Penzance).
Julian has been the recipient of several awards and honors, including The Bruce L. Hubbard Memorial Award, The Giorgio Tozzi Memorial Award, and the Jacobs School Fellowship for Artistic Excellence.
Julian has studied previously with Elizabeth Kluegel and Dale Moore and is currently under the tutelage of Patricia Stiles.