Adjunct FacultyCedar Valley CollegeCourses: Applied Voice, Voice Class, Chorus
Julie Ann Dieltz, a native of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, has been called “an operatic rarity” and “a powerhouse.” She holds a Bachelor's of Music degree from Abilene Christian University and a Master's of Music degree from Southern Methodist University. During the 2015-2016 season, she performed with The New Texas Symphony Orchestra as its guest artist during its season opener, All In for Opera. She also sang in the Orchestra of New Spain’s production of Ifigenia en Tracia as Cofieta in February and March of 2016.
In November of 2015, Ms. Dieltz won an encouragement award at the Minnesota District Metropolitan Opera National Council auditions. Singing with the Dallas music group Voices of Change, in February of 2014 she was acclaimed as “…the substantive soprano, with a thrilling gleam on top” (Dallas Morning News). In September of 2013, she sang the role of Rebecca in the World Premier of A New Nation, the story of Jacob and Esau, in Abilene and Fort Worth.
She performed with Meadows Opera Theater (SMU) as Marcellina in Le nozze di Figaro and Lady Billows in Britton's Albert Herring, in which she was commended for having “…all the regal bearing and powerful voice that this difficult role requires” (Theater Jones). In 2011-2012, she was also a performer in Dr. Miracle as part of the Dallas Opera's emerging artist program, TDO2Go.
Other roles include Magda Sorel (The Consul), Mother (Amahl and the Night Visitors), Lauretta (Gianni Schicchi), and Geraldine (A Hand of Bridge). While at SMU, she was the recipient of a Meadows Artistic Scholarship and was a finalist in the annual Aria/Concerto Competition. She has taught at the Gray School of Music for four years as a private piano and voice teacher.