After silence, that which comes closest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
— Aldous Huxley

Julia began her journey in music studying classical piano under the tutelage of Kathy Axam from Sydney’s Conservatorium of Music. On completing her training with AMEB she went on to undertake a Bachelor Degree at the School of Creative Arts specialising in Contemporary Vocals and Music Composition, while also working on the Contemporary Voice with Australia's leading voice specialist, Leigh McRae.

Regularly performing in venues across Sydney Julia has worked alongside artists such as Paramore, Delta Goodrem, Prinnie Stevens, Barry Crocker, Darlene Zschech and Merrick & Rosso as well as featuring as a guest vocalist with Soul Deep, Busy Hands, One Foot in the Groove, Cardboard Animals and Dr Bob and the Amazing Disciples of Groove.
Her performance experience also translates into the studio where she has featured as a vocalist on a number of albums as well as writing and co-producing her debut E.P ‘Natural Progression' in 2006. Her latest E.P “A Beautiful Descent” was released in May 2014 as has enjoyed wonderful success having been featured on a number radio stations across the country.

Recently Julia has received international recognition for songwriting. The single "Walls" off A Beautiful Descent EP was awarded Song of the Year in Adult Contemporary Category of the 2014 Song Contest in the U.S. Her single "Love my Ghost" won Song of the Year in the Folk/Acoustic Category at the 2015 National Songwriting Awards hosted by the Australian Songwriting Association (ASA) as well as placing Runner Up for Australian 2015 Songwriter of the Year (ASA)

Julia’s passion also involves the musical theatre and since briefly studying at NIDA she has been involved in performing, music directing and composing for a variety of music and drama stage productions.

With over 25 years of education and experience Julia now enjoys working closely with number of Sydney’s tertiary education institutions in training up some of Sydney’s most promising Musicians, Vocalists and Song Writers. 

Julia’s most recent work on the voice has been published in VocalEyes, a monthly publication released by the Australian National Association of Teachers of Singing. 

Julia Michaels