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School of Music, Theatre, and Dance

School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
Kansas State University
109 McCain Auditorium
1501 Goldstein Cir.
Manhattan, KS 66506

785-532-5740
mtdksu@k-state.edu

Dr. Julie Yu-Oppenheim

Professor
Co-Director of Choral Studies, Conducting

785.532.3815
julieyu@k-state.edu
228 McCain Auditorium

Julie Yu

Dr. Julie Yu (She/Her/Hers) is Professor of Music and Co-Director of Choral Studies at Kansas State University where she oversees and conducts undergraduate choral ensembles, choral music education courses and the summer and residency Master of Music choral programs. Her choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall, in Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, as well as in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, and Italy.
 
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Oklahoma State University, and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Choral Conducting from the University of North Texas. Before joining the Kansas State faculty, she taught at Norman North High School in Oklahoma and San José State University.
 
She has given presentations, conducted, and/or her choirs have performed for state and regional conferences of the American Choral Directors Association, National Association for Music Education, and the European Music Educators Association Conferences. She is the past president of the Southwestern Region of the American Choral Directors Association and served as an International Conducting Exchange Fellow to Kenya in 2019. She serves as a member of the Kansas State University Faculty Senate.
 
In addition to teaching, her favorite area of research and performance involves working as a guest clinician/conductor for various honor choirs and professional organizations.
 
INTERNATIONAL
2022 - Texas International Choral Festival, Dallas, TX
2019 - International Dublin Choral Festival Conductor, Dublin, Ireland
2018 - American Choral Directors Association International Choral Conductor Exchange Program Scholar, Nairobi and Mombasa, Kenya
2009 - DoDDS-Europe Honor Choir Conductor, Wiesbaden, Germany 
2007 - European Music Educators Association Featured Clinician and Keynote Speaker, Naples, Italy
 
NATIONAL
2023 (scheduled) - Wyoming All-State Mixed Choir Conductor 
2023 (scheduled) - Ohio All-State Mixed Choir Conductor
2023 (scheduled) - Texas All-State Mixed Choir Conductor
2023 (scheduled) - Tennessee All-State Mixed Choir Conductor
2022 (scheduled) - Louisiana All-State Mixed Choir Conductor
2022 - Indiana Choral Directors Association Conference Headliner
2022 - National Festival Chorus Conductor, Carnegie Hall
2021 - Florida ACDA Honor Choir Conductor
2021 - Washington ACDA Conference Headliner
2021 - Arkansas ACDA College Immersion Day Headliner
2021 - North Carolina Music Educators Association All-State Honors Choir Conductor
2021-2022 - Minnesota All-State Treble Choir Conductor 
2021 - Oklahoma Music Educators Association All-State Treble Choir Conductor
2020 - Florida ACDA Conference Featured Clinician
2020 - Oklahoma Arts Institute at Home Chorus Conductor, Quartz Mountain, OK
2020 - Texas Music Educators Association All-State Treble Honor Choir Conductor
2020 - Kentucky Music Educators Association All-State Mixed Honor Choir Conductor
2020 - Southern Division American Choral Directors Association High School Mixed Chorus Conductor
2020 - Colorado All-State Mixed Choir Conductor
2019 - Colorado Children’s All-State Choir Conductor
2018 - Historic Programs Honor Choir Conductor, Carnegie Hall
2018 - National Festival Chorus Conductor, National Cathedral, Washington DC
2018 - Mississippi All-State Mixed Chorus Conductor
2018 - Georgia All-State Women’s Chorus Conductor
2018 - Florida All-State Women’s Chorus Conductor
2018 - Southwest American Choral Directors Association High School Mixed Chorus Conductor
2017 - North Carolina Music Education Association All-State Women’s Chorus Conductor
2017 - Oklahoma Choral Directors Association All-State Collegiate Mixed Chorus Conductor
2017 - Arkansas Intercollegiate All-State Mixed Chorus Conductor
2016 - Oklahoma Arts Institute Chorus Conductor, Quartz Mountain
2016 - Arkansas Choral Directors Association All-State Mixed Chorus Conductor
2016 - Missouri Music Educators Association All-State Mixed Chorus Conductor
2015 - Missouri Music Educators Association State Conference Featured Clinician
2015 - Oklahoma Choral Directors Association State Conference Featured Clinician
2014 - Maine Music Educators Association All-State Mixed Chorus Conductor
2014 - National Festival Chorus Conductor, Carnegie Hall
2014 - Delaware All-State Women’s Chorus Conductor
2012 - Virginia Choral Directors Association All-State Women’s Chorus Conductor
2012 - Southwest American Choral Directors Association Conference Presenter
2011 - Oklahoma Choral Directors Association All-State Junior High Chorus Conductor
2008 - Southwest American Choral Directors Association Conference Presenter