Multidimensional conductor, trumpeter and educator, Julie Desbordes leads ensembles in the Americas, Asia (recently including Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Venezuela and Cuba), and her native France. Previously based in NYC, she led two diverse, groundbreaking orchestras: the Queer Urban Orchestra and the Turtle Bay Youth Orchestra.
As Music Director of the Philharmonia at ASU, where she also teaches conducting, she often collaborates with the Dance, Composition, and Theatre departments, and presents music by diverse composers, delivering performances that excite seasoned and new audiences alike. As a leader in the El Sistema movement, she was a featured cast member in Jamie Bernstein’s Netflix documentary, Crescendo! The Power of Music. She teaches for Carnegie Hall’s Music Educators Workshop, and recently was Assistant Conductor for the National Youth Orchestras of the US (NYO and NYO2).
Courses Taught: Trumpet private instruction
Degrees: BM, Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal; MM, Conservatoire de Musique de Montréal; DMA, Peabody Institute