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Julie Grasso
Julie Grasso




Oboist Julie Grasso enjoys an active music career as a performer, educator, clinician, and businesswoman. Julie has proudly served as a Yamaha Performing Artist since 2013. She has acted as Principal Oboe and Personnel Manager of the Gainesville Symphony Orchestra and has performed numerous concerts with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Atlanta Pops Orchestra. She has performed with the Cincinnati Ballet Orchestra, Atlanta Ballet Orchestra, Kentucky Symphony, Richmond (IN) Symphony, Georgia Sinfonia, Greenville Symphony (SC), Columbus Symphony (GA), and Macon Symphony (GA). As an active freelance artist, she has performed with artists such as Johnny Mathis, Harry Connick, Jr., Al Jarreau, Frank Sinatra, Jr., Dianne Reeves, Joni Mitchell, Brian Wilson, The Moody Blues, Michael Bolton, and Roger Daltrey. Additionally, in 2001, she published an article in the International Double Reed Journal entitled “An Intriguing New Work for the Oboist” which was greeted by peers with high acclaim. With education at the forefront of her mission, Julie cultivates an active oboe studio. Her students regularly hold positions in regional youth orchestras, participate in All-State events, and have gone on to pursue successful careers in music. She has served as adjunct oboe faculty at Piedmont College and is a founding member of three summer music camps: The Southern Oboe Intensive (Alabama); The Oboe and Bassoon Camp (Ohio), and The Oxford Oboe Camp (Georgia). Julie is co-founder/owner of the thriving business, Double or Nothing Reeds, and is the current president of Envision Oboe, a 501c3 non-profit corporation.