Julie Grasso

Julie Grasso's Biography

Julie Grasso performs and teaches as a professional oboist. She has performed numerous concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra, as well as with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Dayton Philharmonic, Clermont Philharmonic Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony, Richmond (IN) Symphony, Gainesville Symphony, Georgia Sinfonia, Greenville Symphony, Columbus Symphony, and Macon Symphony.

Julie is a founding member of the Double or Nothing Ensemble, which serves as Ensemble-In-Residence at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. As an active freelance artist, she has performed with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Al Jarreau, Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues, Michael Bolton, Roger Daltry, Frank Sinatra, Jr., and Harry Connick, Jr.

Julie’s discography includes multiple performances on the Christian label Father’s Heart, including Mist on the Mountain in 1999, the nationally released album Christmas Eve in 2000, Songscope album Suspired Dreams, and The Heart of Worship, where she was featured as a soloist.

In addition to her performing responsibilities, Julie has organized nationally recognized oboe and English horn events for artists such as Elaine Douvas (Principal Oboe, The Metropolitan Opera), Patrick McFarland (former English Horn, Atlanta Symphony), and Linda Strommen (Oboe Faculty, The Julliard School). Julie also served as the personnel manager for Gainesville Symphony and the Orchestra Contractor for the Atlanta-based Fox Theatre’s 75th Anniversary Show in December 2004. Additionally, Julie has served as adjunct oboe faculty at Piedmont College and assisted in an educational oboe presentation at the Midwest Music Conference in Chicago.

Julie is a founding faculty member of four popular oboe camps: Oxford Oboe Camp in Metro Atlanta, Georgia; Midwest Oboe Camp at Kenyon College in Gambier, Ohio; the Maine Oboe Camp for Adults in Biddeford, Maine; and Queen City Double Reed Camp at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. Her article entitled “An Intriguing New Work for the Oboist” was published in the 2001 International Double Reed Journal, where it received numerous positive reviews from colleagues throughout the organization. Together with colleagues Melissa Walding and Lauren Piccirillo, Julie has established a thriving reed business called Double or Nothing Reeds.

Julie is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Julie Grasso's Gear
Julie Grasso

Gear List

YOB-841 YOB-841L