Julia Filson

Lecturer in Music, Horn


Julia Filson is a member of the Hawai’i Symphony, Honolulu Brass Quintet, and teaches at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. Prior to this, Julia toured and commissioned new music extensively as a member of the Gaudete Brass in Chicago, IL. There she was a recording artist with Cedille Records, in residence at Roosevelt University, and presented masterclasses and recitals at music schools and conferences across the country. She can be heard on Gaudete Brass’s “Chicago Moves” and “seven-five” albums.

Other engagements include new music groups such as Ensemble Dal Niente, Chicago Symphony’s MusicNOW series, Fifth House Ensemble, and the Contempo Ensemble at University of Chicago with Eighth Blackbird and Pacifica Quartet. Orchestral engagements have been with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Chicago Philharmonic, Ravinia Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Ryukyu Symphony, China National Symphony Orchestra, and New World Symphony to name a few.

In previous summers Julia played Principal Horn with the Lancaster Festival Orchestra, with the Pine Mountain Music Festival, and attended the Lucerne Festival, Aspen Festival as well as the Chautauqua Institution. Julia received her B.M. in Horn Performance from Indiana University of Bloomington, and M.M. in Horn Performance with distinction from DePaul University.