An lowa native, Julie Batman sings with the Villages Philharmonic Orchestra as a featured soloist for the 7th year. She sings as a soloist and occasional choral singer with many local organizations such as Opera Tampa, Opera Orlando, the Orlando Light Opera, the Basilica, Mary Queen of the Universe, St. James Cathedral Orlando, The Bach Festival choir, the Messiah Society of Winter Park, The Dicken's Carolers and Central Florida Community Arts. She is a graduate and Staff Professor of voice and piano at Rollins College. Julie has been a church music director for several churches, classroom music teacher, choral director and vocal and instrumental accompanist as well. Her credits include being a featured soloist for the contemporary ballet, Carolina, Handel's The Messiah with Messiah Choral Society, Central Florida Community Arts, and the Basilica Mary Queen of the Universe Shrine. She has sung Mozart's Requiem, Schubert Magnificat, Vivaldi's Nulla in Mundo Pax/ Alleluia, Mozart's Laudate Dominum with the Bach Festival Choir and Et in Carnatus est from Mozart's Grand Mass in C with Central Florida Community Arts
and has been a featured soloist on several CDS: Osterkantate Ernest Wolf Easter Cantata- Moravian Society, All is Bright- Bach Festival Choir, Ave Maria- Stemik music, Carolina contemporary Ballet CD and DVD. In addition to singing and teaching, Julie enjoys accompanying choral groups, and offering vocal and piano musical entertainment to social groups and events and traveling with family.