Juli Dowell is the director of ReSound Music, Wellshire’s Sunday morning music education program for children and youth offered during the school year. Juli graduated from Westminster Choir College with a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and is currently finishing her Master of the Arts in Museum Studies degree at Johns Hopkins. Juli has been on staff at Wellshire since 2013.
ReSound Music is Wellshire’s Sunday morning music education program for children and youth
Juliane Dowell graduated from Westminster Choir College in 2008 with a bachelor’s degree in Music Education. She has since taught music at the primary and secondary levels and has sung with several semi-professional vocal ensembles in the area, including Ars Nova in Boulder and Kantorei in Denver. Juli is currently working towards her master’s at Johns Hopkins University and is beginning her second year as the Director of Training Choirs for Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir, where she directs choirs spanning elementary, middle, and high school ages. As of this September, she will also be serving on the Colorado ACDA Board as the Children’s Choir Standards and Repertoire Chair. Juli is thrilled to be involved with Wellshire’s ReSound Music groups!
Why did you choose to become a music director?
I never remember thinking there was another choice!
What is your role at Wellshire?
I direct the ReSound music program.
What are the things that make you happiest?
Animals, nature, good food, fun people, incredible art, and of course music make me happiest! I surround myself with these things.
When you’re not at Wellshire, where are you likely to be?
During the week, you’d probably find me conducting one of my wonderful, sweet, fun Rocky Mountain Children’s Choir groups. I am so lucky to get to spend most of my time with them!
What is one thing that very few people know about you?
I attend the Star Trek Convention in Las Vegas every year… in costume…
I still have a paper I wrote in the first week of 6th grade titled “When I grow up, I Want to be a Conductor!” It’s true!
My family mostly lives in New Jersey and New York still.
Andromeda is my new kitten!
1984, The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, The Disappearing Spoon, The Great Gatsby, Musicophilia
It’s hard to choose between 11 Star Trek movies…
Favorite piece of music
Uh oh… It changes every day! But I suppose I could listen to Gian Carlo Menotti’s “The Unicorn, the Gorgon, and the Manticore” on repeat for eternity.
Favorite place you’ve ever visited and why
When I turned 21, my mother took me to the Galapagos Islands… It was the most incredible vacation I’ve taken because the wildlife is phenomenal, and I got to spend time with my favorite person in the world.
I have a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from Westminster Choir College. I am currently finishing up my Master of the Arts in Museum Studies at Johns Hopkins.