As varied in repertoire as experience, hornist Julie Gerhardt is an innovative performer informed by a wide breadth of scholarship. Originally from Fayetteville, Georgia, Gerhardt’s musical endeavors include both performance and teaching.
A freelance horn player, Julie has served as a substitute or extra hornist with the Atlanta, Quad City, Knoxville, Valdosta, Richmond (IN), Portsmouth (NH) and Georgia Symphony Orchestras and the Georgia Philharmonic Orchestra. Julie is also a member of the Cobb (GA) Wind Symphony, having performed with the CWS at the Midwest International Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2003.
Since earning her undergraduate degree in instrumental music education from Indiana University in 2001, Julie has served as a middle school band director, marching band technician, horn instructor, and music theory professor. Her horn students have traditionally experienced high degrees of success within their own band programs and at District Honor Band, All-State Band, and Solo/Ensemble Festival.
Julie’s graduate study took her to the University of Georgia, the University of New Hampshire, and back to her undergraduate alma mater, Indiana University. Julie earned the Master of Arts in Music: Music Studies at UNH in 2010 and the Performer Diploma at IU in 2012.
Performance experience during college with both Star of Indiana Brass Theater and the Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps gave Julie the foundation for an ongoing relationship with music in motion. In 2006, Julie was an inaugural member of Star United, helping to begin their championship reign on the mini-corps stage of Drum Corps Associates. Julie was highlighted in 2007 as SU’s mellophone soloist.
Julie attended the Kendall Betts Horn Camp in 2006 and 2007. Her first year on KBHC staff was 2009.
Julie’s primary teachers include Michael Hatfield, Myron Bloom, Dr. Jean Martin-Williams, Richard Deane, Kendall Betts, Rick Seraphinoff, Dale Clevenger, and Jeff Nelsen.
University of New Hampshire
KBHC Alum: 2006-2007
KBHC Staff: 2009-2013