Julie Bearden Carver is a professional musical director, voice and acting coach, orchestrator and arranger. Julie made her Broadway debut playing Piano 1 for Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City and has accompanied Actors Equity Association principal and ensemble auditions and classes at New York University and Barnard-Columbia. At the Juilliard School and Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall (Lincoln Center) and the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra (Florida) Julie has played with notable conductors, composers and vocalists that include Andrea Bocelli, Bernadette Peters, Eric Whitacre, and others.
As Founding Artistic Director of The Callback Company here in Rome, Julie takes advantage of her wide New York contacts by preparing vocalists for a variety of performances, competitions, and college auditions. This consulting service also hosts Broadway talent who provide masterclasses in musical theatre and acting to her students. Her roster of piano and voice students have been accepted to prestigious college voice and piano programs across the country. Julie’s wide experience covers vocal coaching in Chicago, Naples, Florida and New York City with actor singers from the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, Broadway, national tours and regional productions.
As a collaborative pianist, Julie has performed concerts with Richard Tucker 2015 Award-winner and 2013 Cardiff Singer of the World, Jamie Barton, world-renown soprano Indra Thomas, and soprano Dr. Jeanie Darnell, the head of vocal studies at Florida Gulf Coast University. Julie regularly accompanies the Atlanta SETC/USITT Auditions and judges regional Literary events including solo and ensemble categories as well as dramatic interpretation. As a ballet accompanist, Julie has played for classes at University of Illinois and the Joffrey Ballet. In Rome, she served as the choral master for the February 2017 presentation of Rosini’s La Cenerentola, co-produced by the Rome Symphony Orchestra and Peach State Opera.
Musical direction credits include her own revue “It’s the Talk of the Town: The Music of Jerry Livingston” at the Laurie Beachman and Triad Theatres in New York City as well as multiple local and regional productions including Berry College Theatre Company’s production of Dogfight, The Fantasticks for the Rome Shakespeare Festival, and Matilda for the Grand Theatre. Currently Julie is an Adjunct Instructor of Piano and Voice at Georgia Highlands College where she directs the Georgia Highland Heirs vocal ensemble. She is also a staff accompanist and musical director at Berry College. Julie is creating new orchestrations and music for the RSF’s production of Two Gentlemen of Verona. Julie serves as the Assistant Music Director / organist at the Rome First United Methodist Church in Rome, Georgia where she lives with her husband Bryan, three children, and a furchild named Mochi.
Please text Julie at 770-743-2013 to make an appointment for your coaching. Payment in full must be made before the start of the session. If payment has been made, appointment may be rescheduled if notice is given within 24 hours before the scheduled time.