Julie Tompkins is an active freelance pianist and vocal coach in central Florida. In addition to her current collaborations with Opera Orlando and Vero Beach Opera she previously served as Orlando Opera Company’s Resident Artist Program Director. She has also worked and performed with Florida Grand Opera, Vero Beach Opera, The Marcello Giordani Foundation’s International Vocal Competition, The Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Rollins College, Stetson University, Valencia Community College, Florida Atlantic University, the New England Conservatory Opera Workshop, Boston Conservatory of Music, and Boston Lyric Opera’s Education Outreach Program. A native of south Florida, she holds degrees from Stetson University (BM) and New England Conservatory of Music (MM,GD). Julie is a co-owner and advisor of Premier Quantitative Consulting, Inc. and lives in Winter Park, Florida with her husband and two boys, age 3 and 6. She is excited to return to Graz where she was a student at AIMS (’97) and then Repetitor (’03-’07).