Admired for her rich tone and fluid technique throughout the instrument’s range, flutist Julia Barnett is an active performer and teacher in Southern California. As a soloist she has performed with the San Diego Symphony, San Diego Chamber Orchestra, and the UCLA Symphony. She has performed with chamber ensembles such as the LA Grand Ensemble, Spirati Woodwind Quintet, and is a member of the Coastal Winds, Les Flutes des Salon flute quartet, and Duo Flautas Frescas. Her orchestral ensemble work has included the LA Dream Orchestra, the La Grange Symphony, and she is currently a member of the Midland/Odessa Symphony and Chorale as well as the Billings Symphony. In addition to her performing career, Dr. Barnett enjoys directing the Avanti Flute Choir, a performing flute choir composed of amateur through professional musicians. She completed her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) degree in flute performance at the University of California at Los Angeles, where she studied with Sheridon Stokes. For her Master of Music, Dr. Barnett studied with Christina Jennings at the University of Colorado at Boulder, and attended Rice University for her Bachelor’s Degree under the tutelage of Leone Buyse.