Julia Cory Slovarp
Dr. Julia Cory Slovarp is Assistant Teaching Professor of Cello at Montana State University, Bozeman. She is the principal cellist of the Intermountain Opera Company, Montana Ballet Company, Big Sky Classical Music Festival Orchestra, and Assistant Principal of the Bozeman Symphony. Dr. Cory Slovarp holds degrees from Indiana University (Bachelor and Masters) and the University of Texas at Austin (Doctor of Musical Arts), and has completed Suzuki and Mark O’Conner Teacher Training. She is the Artistic Director of Noon Notes at the Library (a chamber music series under the auspices of the Montana Chamber Music Society), Director of the annual MSU Cello Festival, Director of Strings at Flathead Lake Music Camp, and Director of the summer chamber program Mountains and Minds at MSU. She has served as faculty for the Longhorn and Red Lodge Music Camps, and performed with the Columbus, Laredo, Round Rock, Temple, Terre Haute, and Waco Symphonies, and the String Orchestra of the Rockies. She is an active member of ASTA, NAfME, and the Suzuki Association. Dr. Cory Slovarp frequently performs chamber music, collaborates with dancers and painters, has worked with groups such as Cirque du Soleil and Willie Nelson, and in 2013 led the MSU Cello Ensemble on a concert tour of Spain and Morocco. Her principal teachers were Emilio Colón, Ilse-Mari Lee, Bion Tsang, and Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi.
MSU Cello Ensemble performs in Spain and Morocco: