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      Dual citizen Canadian/American recording artist Julie Biggs began her career as a classical singer performing in opera and recital in Canada, the U.S., and abroad.  In 2009, Julie released her second album Passions:Art of Seduction, a classical cross-over project which is distributed nationally by Outside Music.  "Bold, exciting and fresh, be prepared to be seduced by Biggs' new sound" wrote Jason Gladu of Pop Journalism Magazine and Website in November 2009. Julie’s debut album My Loving Days (Amorosi miei giorni) was released in 2001 and was nominated for a Prairie Music Award for Outstanding Classical Recording. Julie has performed in many operas and musicals including:
· Recent appearances with the Burton Cummings Theatre 100th anniversary gala (Madama Butterfly);
· With the Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company (as Prince Orlovsky in Die Fledermaus);
· The Western Plains Opera Company (as Pitti Sing in The Mikado, as Public Opinion in Orpheus in the Underworld and Cherubino in the Marriage of Figaro);
· The Gilbert and Sullivan Society of Winnipeg (as Ella in Patience); and
· The Little Opera Company (as the Snow Queen and the Rose in Snow Queen, as Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, and Maggie in Della’s Gift).


      Julie has given many concerts and recitals in Canada, the United States and abroad.  She has performed with:

· The Minot Symphony (Minot, North Dakota);

· The Ost-West Symphony (Altenberg,Germany),

· The Missouri Valley Chamber Orchestra (Bismarck, N.D.),

· Pan-American Games (Winnipeg);

· The International Peace Gardens,

· The Evanston Honor Concert Series (Illinois),

· Manitoba Entrepreneur of the Year Awards,

· Women Business Owners’ of Manitoba Entrepreneur of the Year Awards,

· The Winnipeg German Society, Folklorama;

· In fundraising efforts for Red River Flood Relief,

· Manitoba Osteoporosis Society, and

· The Grace Hospital Foundation.


     In 1999, Julie completed her Master of Music in Voice and Opera Studies at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. In 1998 Julie attended the summer program at the International Institute of the Vocal Arts (IIVA) in Chiari, Italy.  In 1995 she attended the Ost-West Musik Akademie in Altenberg, Germany. In 1993, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music Performance and a Bachelor of Music Education from Minot State University in North Dakota.  In addition to performing Julie is a passionate teacher and vocal coach. She is the founder and director of the Winnipeg Conservatory of Music. She is an active member of the Association of Manitoba Arts Festivals (AMAF) and frequent adjudicator of competitions. Julie has been a longtime member of Manitoba Music and frequent judge of the Western Canadian Music Awards and Canada’s biggest Music awards - The Junos.