Julie Bickford has been working with choirs as a singer and director for over twenty years. She began her conducting career as the Junior Choir Director of the Connecticut-based children’s choir, Chorus Angelicus. She held this position for nine years. In 2007, she moved to Massachusetts and joined the Berkshire Hills Regional School District music faculty. There, she directs two vocal ensembles and teaches music theory at Monument Mountain High School as well as general music at Muddy Brook Elementary. In addition to teaching, Julie sings soprano with the choirs Gaudeamus and Crescendo. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Vocal Performance from Ithaca College and a Master of Music Education degree from The Hartt School, University of Hartford. When not teaching or singing, Julie resides in peaceful Southfield, MA with her husband, Nathaniel and her Border Collie, Boux.