Julia Watkins-Davis has been praised for her “fiery coloratura” and “outstanding musicianship and gift of interpretation” as a classical performer. Her professional career has spanned both the community and international level, and marries real-world experience with a love for teaching and encouraging students at all levels of proficiency to find their own unique voice.
Credits include work with the Los Angeles Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, the Geffen Playhouse in Los Angeles, South Bay Opera, Orange County Opera, Pacific Music Festival in Sapporo, Japan, and the Altenburg Musik Festival in Altenburg, Germany. In 2002, she was awarded the Grand Prize at the national finals of the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation, and has been honored as a district winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. She has also been recognized by the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the Young Musicians Foundation, the Palm Springs Opera Guild, the Loren L. Zachary Society and the Opera Buffs of Southern California.
Not confined to traditional classical endeavors, Julia has recorded with emerging popular artists, voiced regional commercials and performed featured solos for film and television soundtracks, including HBO’s Carnivàle and Virtual Obsession for ABC/Von Zerneck-Sertner Films. For the title theme to The Forgotten City, she served as both singer and co-composer.
Julia is an incredible asset to students in all genres, and offers performance coaching as well as training in vocal strength and endurance. At Sense & Color, we are beyond honored to have her working with our vocal students as of February 2017!
Full Teacher List by Instrument:
- Bass instructors: Chris Turvill | Nathan Snyder
- Drum instructors: Matt Bongirno | Jose Gutierrez
- Guitar instructors: Jordan Bradshaw | Nathan Snyder | Chris Turvill
- Piano instructors: Nathan Snyder | Josh Terry | Allysa Martinez | Tracy Michele
- Ukulele instructors: Chris Turvill
- Violin instructors: Megan Berson | Josh Terry | Allysa Martinez
- Viola instructors: Megan Berson | Allysa Martinez
- Vocal instructors: Julia Watkins-Davis | Allysa Martinez | Tracy Michele | Jordan Bradshaw