Dr. Julie Yu is Co-Director of Choral Studies at Kansas State University where she oversees and conducts seven choral ensembles. She also teaches Aural Skills, Conducting (beginning and advanced), and Choral Methods. She also oversees the graduate program in Choral Conducting. Her choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall, Hawaii, the National Cathedral in Washington DC, as well as in Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Ireland, and Italy.
She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in music education from the University of Central Oklahoma, Master of Music degree in choral conducting from Oklahoma State University, and the Doctorate of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting from the University of North Texas.
Before joining the Kansas State faculty, she taught at Norman North High School in Norman, Oklahoma and San José State University.
She enjoys working with honor choirs all over the US and has had the honor of working with students in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, and Germany. She has given presentations, conducted, and/or her choirs have performed for the Kansas Music Educators Association, Oklahoma Music Educators Association, the Southwest American Choral Directors Association, the American Choral Directors Association and the European Music Educators Association Conferences. She is the Southwest American Choral Directors Association President, and has served as a National Board Member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization. She serves as a member of the Kansas State University Faculty Senate and has served on the Board of the Collegian Media Group. She was selected as an International Conducting Exchange Fellow for the American Choral Directors Association to Kenya.