Julianne's Education and Teacher Training

Julianne began violin studies at the age of 5 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin where she was both born and raised. At 15 she was accepted into the North Carolina School of the Arts performing high school in Winston-Salem, NC receiving her diploma in VIOLIN performance. She was a scholarship recipient and graduated with honors from both the Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, Bachelors Music, and The Mannes College, Master Music, New York, NY. Academic awards received during this time include: The Who's Who of National High Schools Students, the Gold Key National Honors Society of the Johns Hopkins University, Artists International Solo Competition Winner, NY, NY, Carnegie Hall Solo Debut Recital Recipient-sponsored by Artists International, Mikaschoff Trust for New Music Grant Winner for solo and recording project, and International Who's Who in Violin Performance nomination for her recordings with International Artists. (please see or google "Juliann Klopotic"-spelling).

Her teachers include Elaine Lee Richey of the North Carolina School of the Arts, Shirley Givens of the Peabody and Mannes Colleges and Felix Galimir of the Mannes College and Juilliard Schools. Her Chamber music studies include work with: Leon Pommers, Beryl Senovsky, Sylvia Rosenberg, Samuel Sanders, Harvey Shapiro, and Earl Carlyss.

Julianne has taught for the past 15 years in New York City. She worked as an assistant to Shirley Givens, (faculty, Peabody Conservatory and Juilliard Pre-College) both at the Johanassen International Summer Arts and Music Festival in British Colombia, Canada and in New York City, observing her methods and use of the well known children's series ADVENTURES IN VIOLINLAND (www.givensviolinland.com) to which Ms. Givens is the author and creator. Julianne has also received the SUZUKI CERTIFICATION training from Allen Lieb, of the Suzuki, School For Strings, in Manhattan.

In addition to her performing awards, education and concert schedule, Julianne has served on the faculties of and/or taught privately at: The Mannes Pre-College, St. Annes, The Dwight School, Brooklyn Conservatory of Music in Park Slope, The French Conservatory of Carnegie Hall, The Waldorf School of Garden City and The Henry Street Settlement in lower Manhattan. She continues to teach privately and considers her students to be a vital component to her musical and creative life. She is also mother to a very bright and active son, Jasper, whom she considers to have given her her best and most useful education to date.

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