Pianist Julie Gosswiller received the 2012 Montana State University Award for Excellence in Teaching. Her students have won numerous awards at the Montana Music Teachers association competitions, gold medals at the Musicfest Northwest and other awards in the Northwest region of the United States.
A dynamic performer, Ms. Gosswiller has been a featured soloist with the Montana State University Symphony Orchestra, most recently with pianist Azusa Komiyama, performing the Poulenc Double Piano Concerto. She has performed numerous chamber music recitals around the United States with many renowned musicians, including violinist Angella Ahn.
For 15 years Ms. Gosswiller has enjoyed her ongoing collaboration with soprano, Elizabeth Croy. The two have been featured twice now on the Emmy Award Winning Series, 11th and Grant with Eric Funk on Montana PBS. They have been finalists and semi finalists in the Brahms International Competition, Savannah Music Festival, and won many awards in the Cyber Sing competition, including the Nancy Babcock award for best pianist. They were one of 10 teams chosen nationally to participate in the Cleveland Art Song Festival. They continue to promote art song in venues around their home state of Montana.
Ms. Gosswiller has been a student coach/accompanist at the Aspen Music Festival and served as pianist for the Colorado Children’s Chorale, Metropolitan Opera Auditions, and Bozeman, Montana’s Intermountain Opera.
Ms. Gosswiller graduated cum laude with a MM degree in piano performance from the University of Colorado. She currently teaches piano, keyboard skills and aural perception at Montana State University in Bozeman, MT.