Julia Aubrey, associate professor of music, is director of opera, teacher of voice, and assistant chair of the department of music at the University of Mississippi. She earned a master of music in vocal performance and a master of arts in theatre from the University of Missouri at Columbia. Julia is president of the National Opera Association and has served as vice-president of regions, southeast regional governor and advertising manager for NOA.
As stage and musical director, her opera productions include Die Dreigroschenoper, Suor Angelica/Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, Too Many Sopranos, La Perichole, Die Fledermaus, The Marriage of Figaro, The Ballad of Baby Doe, Tartuffe, The Magic Flute, The Merry Wives of Windsor, Street Scene, Cosi fan tutte, The Crucible, Orpheus in the Underworld, and seven Gilbert and Sullivan operettas. Her research, Creative Exercises for the Stage, has been featured at two national conventions and regional opera festivals. Under her direction, the Opera Theatre Ensemble won first place in the NOA Opera Scenes Competition in 2011 and first place in the NOA Opera Video Production Competition in 1998. Other professional positions include three years as the Opera Stage Director for the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Alaska, seven years as Associate Artistic Director of the Oxford Shakespeare Festival, eleven years as Musical Director for the Department of Theatre productions, and seventeen years as Director of Youth Music Theatre Workshop.E-mail: (email@example.com)