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Julie Gosswiller

One of Julie Gosswiller’s greatest passions in life is making music with other musicians and for that she is in high demand.  Ms. Gosswiller has collaborated with many of her colleagues at Montana State University and with renowned musicians, Adam Barnett Hart, of the Escher String Quartet, the Ahn Trio, Dallas Brass and more. Together with her colleagues, she will concertize in China this December. For more than 17 years Ms. Gosswiller and Elizabeth Croy have performed art song throughout Montana and the United States.  The two have been featured twice now on the Emmy Award Winning Series, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk.  Eric Funk wrote of Julie’s playing, “her technique is only dwarfed by her expressiveness and deep interpretation of the music.  I have enjoyed hearing her performances numerous times over many years a can attest to her incomparable artistry.”   They won numerous awards in the Cybersing Competition including the Nancy Babcock award for best pianist and were one of ten teams chosen nationally to participate in the Cleveland Art song Festival. They continue to promote art song in venues around Montana.   Ms. Gosswiller’s other passion is teaching at Montana State University where she received the President’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. Her students have won the Montana State University Concerto competition.  Private students have won the Montana Music Teachers Association competitions at the elementary, junior and senior levels.  Her students have won honors at the regional level and gold medals in Musicfest Northwest.  A sought-after clinician, Julie and her students will present findings from a collaborative research project at the Montana Music Teachers Association Fall Festival in November. Ms. Gosswiller earned a master degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado where she studied with Angela Cheng, Robert Spillman and Doris Lehnert.  She paid her way through school on an accompanying assistantship and went on to be a student coach accompanist at the Aspen Music Festival.  There she served as rehearsal pianist for voice faculty in addition to her work with peers.  After graduating she served as pianist for Colorado Children’s Chorale on regional tours and for sold out shows in Boetcher Concert Hall in Denver before moving to Bozeman, MT with her family. Ms. Gosswiller enjoys cross- country skiing, telemarking, fly fishing and backpacking the mountains of Montana with her husband, two sons and dogs.