ABOUT Julie Lyonn Liberman
Julie Lyonn Lieberman has helped develop the multi-style string field over the last forty-plus years, through her work as an educator, author, radio producer, composer, writer, recording artist, and performer. She started out as a fiddler, performing at folk festivals and clubs up and down the east coast in the late 1970s/early 1980sand has performed and recorded as a jazz and world music artist ever since.
Lyonn Lieberman has presented workshops that focus on multi-style playing and improvisation as well as how to amplify and use special effects to help contemporize string education. She has presented workshops for the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE), Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA), American String Teachers Association (ASTA), European String Teachers Association (ESTA), as well as state string teacher training sessions and school residencies across the United States and beyond. Her summer program, Strings Without Boundaries-now in its 27th season-introduced workshops on electric strings starting in 2003.
Julie is the recipient of the 2014 American String Teachers Association (ASTA) Kudos Award, over two-dozen ASCAP Plus Awards, eight Meet the Composer awards and three American String Teachers Association's National Citation for Leadership & Merit awards. She produced four American Jazz String Summits in the 1980s and 1990s featuring many of the top improvising string players in America, and co-produced three alternative string festivals within American String Teachers Conference in 2003, 2004, and 2005, serving as the chair for the 2004 component. Julie Lyonn Lieberman has presented master classes for a wide range of associations.
Julie is the author of twelve music books (distributed by Hal Leonard) as well as her memoir, The Roaring Brook Fiddler: Creative Life on the Wings of an Empath. She has also created five instructional music videos, seven hours of programming for National Public Radio, over two dozen string orchestra scores published by Alfred, Kendor and Carl Fischer, and over fifty articles for music magazines. Julie served on the board of advisors for Ken Burns's 2001 Jazz documentary and helped develop the curriculum for the The Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music, which is the world's largest music examinations board.