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Photograph © Anna Rolandi
Juli Elliot grew up in a family of musicians in a farming community in Kansas. It is fitting that a book about her family ancestry is titled, ‘Pitchforks and Pitchpipes’. ‘Not in Kansas anymore’, she is a Rochester, NY based vocalist, pianist and conductor. As an active church musician, recitalist and ensemble singer she has enjoyed working with a wide variety of ensembles in Rochester as well as in the UK.

Recent solo engagements include the Third Thursdays at MAG (Memorial Art Gallery), Italianate Trios, Dr. Heather Holmquest directing and Dr. Christopher Petit, continuo; Musica Spei at University of Pittsburgh-Bradford and Live Music at the Little Cafe with Pegasus Early Music.  Other solo engagements include Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra: Ward Stare, conductor, Distant Worlds, music of Nobuo Uematsu and Bravo Italiano, excerpts from Monteverdi’s L‘Orfeo. Recitals include the role of Morgana in a concert performance of Handel’s Alcina with Rochester Baroque Vocal Consort, Eastman at Washington Square, Claude Debussy’s Ariettes Oublieés, Summer at Eastman faculty recital, ‘Travels with Fanny and Felix: Art and Song from the Mendelssohn Siblings’ with Christopher Petit, foretpiano, Ode to Common Things, with Cary Ratcliff, Sunday Baroque concerts at the Memorial Art Gallery, music of Leonardo Leo and Genesse Valley Orchestra and Chorus, music of Arvo Pärt, with Christopher Petit. 

Recitals have been held at Eastman's Hatch Hall, St. Paul’s Lutheran, Pittsford, NY and at Jesus College, Oxford University, UK.  Favorite recent events include the Oxbridge Summer Institute Chorus & Orchestra, John Dickson, conductor (Oxford, Cambridge UK). She has performed solo and choral music in England, France and Italy, singing with Fairhaven Singers (Cambridge), City of Oxford and Vox choirs in (Oxford), Farm Street Singers and Excalibur Voices (London).

Ms. Elliot continues her work as a staff pianist at the ECMS and is the director of the New Horizons Chorus.

Aside from making music Ms. Elliot has enjoyed the administrative and promotion side of music by serving on the boards of the Cathedral Choir School and Society for Chamber Music Rochester.  Ms. Elliot studied World Religion and Music at Ashland University (OH) and Piano Pedagogy at Portland State University (OR). 
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