Julie Husband
Contact: info@elegantmusic.ca

 

Artist Information

Instruments
Saxophone - soprano, alto, tenor and baritone
Flute
Piccolo
Clarinet
Bassoon

Biography
Diversity has been the hallmark of Julie Husband's professional musical odyssey - manifested in the instruments she plays and the musical styles she has inhabited.

Julie's two-decade career as a jobbing musician, music instructor, clinic leader and adjudicator is founded on her outstanding instrumental proficiency with all the instruments in the flute, clarinet, saxophone and bassoon families.

A graduate of Manitoba's renowned Brandon University (Bachelor of Music), Julie's high performance standards and advanced technical knowledge have combined to make her a first-call hire for gigs as diverse as Rod Stewart and Winnipeg's Gilbert & Sullivan Society.

Colleagues and employers alike routinely use words like "exceptional" and "superb" to describe Julie's peerless musicianship, commitment to her work and almost supernatural sight reading.

Her participation in the Artists in the Schools program in Manitoba is one example of Julie's interest in exploring all musical frontiers as part of her craft. As one half of Duo a la Carte (with pianist/percussionist Heidi Peters) Julie has performed on behalf of this successful in-school initiative since 1988.

The sheer range of talented musicians and performers Julie has played with - and for - is truly breathtaking: Red Skelton, Kenny Rogers, Arturo Sandoval, Dianne Schuur, Bill Watrous, The Wyrd Sisters, Wayne Newton and Winnipeg jazz icon Ron Paley would represent a short list.

On the teaching side, Julie has champions as well. A band instructor in Winnipeg for 12 years, her colleagues underscore her impeccable musical credentials and easygoing attitude toward those around her.

"I sincerely salute (Julie) for her musical accomplishments, and highly endorse her as a trusted and respected teacher and performer in Winnipeg's thriving musical community," says University of Manitoba Faculty of Music teacher and conductor Connie Turner.

Jazz composer and bandleader Ron Paley is no less effusive: "I have known Julie for over 20 years and I will attest strongly to her extremely high musical abilities and her wonderful personal character."

Julie's musical muse has taken her from classical to summer theatre to jazz, with the latter category including work in renowned Winnipegbased outfit Saxology.

Her recorded output has included two CDs with The Swing Cats, a Saxology release, a live disc with the Kerry Kluner Big Band, a Christmas session for Winnipeg's 103 UFM and an inspirational album with Sturgeon Creek United Church in Winnipeg.

Radio broadcasts have included a flute and marimba concert for CBC and a Wyrd Sisters recorded-live show for the national network's Arts Encounters series.

Julie Husband. Versatile, committed, uncompromising.

Website
www.juliehusband.elegantmusic.ca

Discography
1989 Merry Christmas 103 UFM - Flute, Piccolo,Clarinet
1990 Saxology (The Winnipeg Saxophone Quartet) - Baritone Sax
1992 The Kerry Kluner Big Band with Paquito D’Rivera - Baritone Sax, Flute
1999 The Swing Cats - River City Christmas - Baritone Sax
2000 The Swing Cats - Live Every Night and Every Day - Baritone Sax
2000 Sturgeon Creek United Church - Music to Build a Church By - Bassoon

Music
Baby Elephant Walk - mp3
Boogie Bass - mp3
Estamos - mp3
March of the Marionette - mp3
Morocco -mp3
Pink Panther - mp3
Sicilienne - mp3
Wapango - mp3

Photos
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Education

1981- Bachelor of Music (Major in Education)
Brandon University
Major Instrument: Flute
Minor Instrument: Bassoon


Professional Experience

Teaching
2008 – present – Creative Arts Educational Assistant – Pembina Trails School Division
2008 – present – Woodwind Techniques – University of Manitoba
1988 - 2007 Band Instructor - Winnipeg School Division No. 1
1987 - 1988 Band Instructor - St. James-Assiniboia School Division
1981 - 1982 Band Instructor - Mystery Lake School Division - Thompson, Manitoba

Clinical and Adjudication
Over twenty five years experience as a clinician and adjudicator for various festivals in numerous school divisions in Manitoba and Northwestern Ontario.

Bands
2000 - present – ElegantMusic.ca
2006 – present – Java Quintet - Flute
1999 - Present - The Swing Cats - Baritone Sax
1986 - Present - Duo a La Carte - All woodwind instruments
1990 - 1992 - Combo Latino - Baritone Sax, Tenor Sax, Flute

Performance Credits

Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra
1990 Pops Concert Featuring Mart Kenny - Baritone Sax
1995 New Music Festival - Baritone Sax
1996 Mart Kenny - Baritone Sax and Clarinet
1996 Maureen McGovern - Baritone Sax
1997 Pops Concert featuring Jim Nabors - Alto Sax
2005 Pops Concert featuring Lorna Luff - Alto Sax
2006 Pops Concert - Alto Sax, Clarinet
2007 Pops Concert featuring Jodi Benson (the voice of the Little Mermaid) – Alto Sax and Bassoon
2008 Gilbert and Sullivan Gala – Flute and Clarinet
2009 Beatles Magical Mystery Tour – Baritone and Tenor Saxophone
2010 Simply Sinatra with Steve Lippia – Baritone Saxophone
2011 Charlie Chaplin's Modern Times - Alto Sax and Clarinet
2011 Pops Concert Music of Paul McCartney
2011 Pops Concert With Lorna Luft

Gilbert & Sullivan Musicals (bassoon)
1991 Mikado
1992 Gondoliers
1993 H. M. S. Pinafore
1994 Iolanthe
1995 Pirates of Penzance
1996 Ruddigore
1997 Mikado
1998 Yeomen of the Guard
1999 Gondoliers
2000 Patience
2001 Pirates of Penzance
2002 Iolanthe
2003 H. M. S. Pinafore
2004 Princess Ida
2005 Trial by Jury
2006 Mikado
2007 Gondoliers
2008 Yeoman of the Guard
2009 Pirates of Penzance
2010 Patience
2011 H.M.S. Pinafore

CBC Radio
1993 Flute and Marimba Concert (Recorded live)
1999 Wyrd Sisters in Concert (Recorded live) - CBC Radio Two’s Arts Encounters Flute, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax

Touring Shows
1989 Red Skelton - Alto Sax, Flute
1993 Rod Stewart “Unplugged” Concert - Flute
1995 Kerry Kluner Big Band - Baritone Sax, Flute (Featuring: Arturo Sandoval, Tito
Puente, Paquito D’Rivera, Jon Faddis, Dianne Schuur and Bill Watrous)
1995 Kenny Rogers Concert - Baritone Sax, Flute
2003 Steven Kabacus Elvis Impersonator - Flute, Baritone Sax
2004 Bob Newhart Concert - Tenor Sax, Flute
2004 Wayne Newton - Baritone Sax, Flute
2005 Steven Kabacus Elvis Impersonator - Flute, Baritone Sax
2007 Steven Kabacus Elvis Impersonator - Flute, Baritone Sax

Manitoba Theatre Centre
2002 Musical Production of “Camelot” - Flute, Piccolo
2004 Musical Production of “My Fair Lady” - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet
2005 Musical Production of Guys and Dolls – Flute, Clarinet and Alto Sax

Rainbow Stage
1985 Mame - Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
1986 The Sound of Music - Flute, Piccolo
1987 Annie - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax
1987 Anne of Green Gables - Flute, Piccolo
1988 Sweet Charity - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax
1989 Peter Pan - Flute, Piccolo
1990 Anything Goes - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet
1990 Say it with Music - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax
1990 Cinderella - Flute, Piccolo
1991 A Funny Thing Happened - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet
1991 On the Way to the Forum - Alto Sax
1991 The Wizard of Oz - Clarinet, Flute, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
1992 The Wizard of Oz - Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax, Baritone Sax
1992 Guys and Dolls - Flute, Clarinet, Tenor Sax
1993 Fiddler on the Roof - Flute, Piccolo
1994 Brigadoon - Flute, Piccolo
1994 Damn Yankies - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax
1995 Oklahoma - Flute, Piccolo
1996 The Sound of Music - Flute, Piccolo
1997 South Pacific - Clarinet
1998 The Music Man - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax, Soprano Sax
1999 Crazy for You - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax
2000 Singin’ in the Rain - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax
2000 42nd Street - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax
2001 A Chorus Line - Flute, Piccolo,Clarinet, Alto Sax
2001 “Big” The Musical - Flute, Clarinet
2002 West Side Story - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet, Alto Sax
2003 Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat - Flute, Piccolo, Clarinet
2004 Chicago - Piccolo, Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Tenor Sax
2004 The King and I - Flute, Piccolo
2004 Beauty and the Beast - Flute, Piccolo
2005 Good News – Flute, Clarinet and Alto Sax
2011 Cats - Flute, Clarinet and Baritone Sax

Theatre - Other

Dry Cold Productions
2002 Into the Woods - Bassoon
2004 She Loves Me - Flute, Piccolo, Alto Sax, Flute
2005 She Loves Me – Flute, Alto Flute and Piccolo
2005 Assassins – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax
2006 Assassins – Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax
2007 Nine – Flute, Alto Flute and Clarinet
2008 Urinetown – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax
Winnipeg Jewish Theatre
2002 Funny Girl - Flute, Clarinet, Alto Sax

Gray Academy
2007 Urinetown – Clarinet, Bass Clarinet, Soprano Sax, Alto Sax
2009 Pippin – Flue, Piccolo, Clarinet

The Little Opera Company
2003 Amahl and the Night Visitors - Bassoon

Other
2005 "Strike" The Musical by Danny Schur and Rick Chafe - Clarinet, Piccolo, Irish Tin Whistle, Sopilka

Performances with Local Artists
1988 - 1992 & 2000 - 2001 Saxology - Baritone Sax, Alto Sax, Flute
1993 - 2003 Calvary Temple Production of “Handel’s Messiah” - Bassoon
1994 Southern Manitoba Choral Society Production of Haydn’s “The Seasons” - Bassoon
1996 Royal Winnipeg Ballet “Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony” Brandon University
Orchestra- Bassoon
2000 Renaissance Voices “A Day for Dancing” - Bassoon
2000 Royal Winnipeg Ballet - Baritone Sax
2003 “Groundswell” The Ron Paley Big Band - Flute

 

Quotes


Working with Julie on Cats was a real pleasure. She naturally played the score as I heard it in my own mind, with a quick adoption of my few requests for a different interpretation. I look forward to working with her again soon.
Andrew St. Hilaire - Music Director - Cats - Rainbow Stage - 2011


Julie is the consummate orchestral musician. Talented, organized, cooperative, never misses an entry, helpful to other players, always in tune and on the beat, she has been an indispensable member of our orchestra for many years. An A plus player.
John Standing, Music Director and Conductor - The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg


... Extremely high musical abilities ... plays all the woodwinds ... invaluable to anyone and everyone she plays with.
Ron Paley - Paley Productions - The Ron Paley Big Band - February 2005


... Her musicianship is superb, sound quality nothing less than beautiful ... the kind of musician I long to work with again and again and again.

Stephen Woodjetts - Music Director/Conductor - Manitoba Theatre Centre - 2004


... I remain continually impressed with her meticulous and accurate music preparation ... remarkable command of such an unusually high number of woodwind instruments ...

Janice Finlay - Class Act Music Productions - 2005


... She is, in my opinion, for the instruments she plays, especially when doubling is required, the first-call player for shows and commercial work in Winnipeg ...
John Miller - Conductor/Music Director - Rainbow Stage Theatre - February 2005

 

Julie is a wonderful musician and a consummate professional ... She is certainly the first person to whom I turn when hiring; I would encourage you to do the same ...
Reid Harrison - Resident Conductor/Artistic Director - The Gilbert & Sullivan Society of Winnipeg Inc. - January 2005

 

I strongly believe she is one of the top woodwind instructors in the city ... She is of stellar character and has a most positive attitude ...
Connie Turner - Professor/Conductor - Faculty of Music - University of Manitoba - February 2005