Julia earned a bachelor’s degree in piano performance with a minor in pedagogy and conducting. She has served as accompanist for Rainier Youth Choirs and was instrumental in the formation of their Consonare ensemble. Before moving to Seattle, she was a professor of music at California State University Northridge, and principal accompanist for the Moorpark Masterworks Chorale. She currently teaches at Green River College and maintains a full private teaching studio while volunteering in school activities.
Clayton Murray has been performing professionally for the past 28 years both here in the Pacific Northwest and overseas. He currently lives in Seattle, and can usually be found at his weekend solo piano gig at the Marlai Thai restaurant. Although most of his gigs are as a solo pianist, he also works with small combos, plays for singer showcases and tap dance shows, and plays tuba in four ensembles. He feels it is a privilege to make a living at what he loves doing, and is happy to be able to share music with others.