Dr. Julie Moore-Foster
Mezzo Soprano & Voice Professor
Dr. Julie Foster has been a featured soloist, performing with orchestras both locally and abroad. As a director of Voice Studies at Oakwood University, she has enjoyed the successes of her students who have entered top graduate programs, won national opera competitions and performed with the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, and many opera houses worldwide. They equally perform, oratorio, gospel, jazz and other genres world- wide. John Holly of the Trenton Symphony Orchestra chose her to perform a portrait of the legendary contralto Marian Anderson, entitled, “The Lady from Philadelphia”. Recently, Julie re-leased Soul Songs: A Study of Songs That Move Us, digital recording, available on Amazon, iTunes, and Spotify. As a featured soloist for the Michigan Opera Theatres, summer “Opera at Chene Park”, Julie was chosen as the Mezzo-Soprano soloist in a B.B.C. televised performance of Bernstien’s Chicester Psalms with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, under the direction of Sir Charles Groves. She was the featured soloist in the Brahms Alto Rapsody with the Markham Philharmonia under the direction of Christopher Cotton at Convocation Hall in Toronto, Ontario. She has studied and Coached with opera professionals including Joan Dorneman of the Metropolitan Opera, and noted opera conductor and vocal coach Benton Hess, to name a few. She has performed many sacred works. In Huntsville, she performed as the mezzo-soprano soloist with the Huntsville Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Mozart’s Requiem. Julie is the director of Voice Studies at Oakwood University, students have been accepted into leading graduate programs in this country, and have won the National Classical Singer Competition, She was invited to participate as Graduate Committee member, for Peabody Conservatory, Johns Hopkins University. Julie holds a BA in Performance from Marygrove College, in Detroit, an M.M Vocal Performance from the Mannes College of Music(New School) in New York City, and a Doctorate in Vocal Pedagogy from the Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. Julie received her Certification in Vocology Certified Vocologist.