Soprano Julie Newell is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship and the Arts, as well as a recipient of the SUNY Research Foundation Award for Excellence. Ms. Newell has performed major operatic roles such as Mimi, Desdemona, Alice Ford, Countess Almaviva, and Pamina, amongst many others throughout the U.S., with companies including: Arizona, Indianapolis, Memphis, Orlando, Kansas City, Long Beach, Syracuse, Chautauqua, to name a few. She has premiered works by Antonio Vivaldi and Gian-Carlo Menotti to critical acclaim at New York's Lincoln Center. As a concert singer, she has collaborated with numerous conductors including Kazuyoshi Akiyama, David Zinman, Fabio Mechetti and Maximiano Valdes.
Ms. Newell has received support grants from the William Matheus Sullivan Foundation and OPERA America. She was a Metropolitan Opera District winner and has served as a judge for that same internationally recognized competition.
Ms. Newell serves as the Coordinator of Opera at the SUNY Fredonia School of Music in addition to administrating Lyric Arts International, which oversees an operatic exchange with the professional musicians of the Orchestra da camera delle Marché in Italy.