Collegiate Affiliation

As a soloist, Julia Heinen has performed hundreds of concertos and recitals around the world including recent performances in Italy, Belgium, Hungary, Poland, France, El Salvador, the Czech Republic, Spain and Portugal.

Ms. Heinen has adjudicated many competitions including chairing the jury of the 9th International Mercadante Clarinet Competition in Noci, Italy and serving on the jury for the 2nd Biannual International European Clarinet Competition in Ghent, Belgium.

Since 1995, Ms. Heinen has been Professor of Music at California State University, Northridge and begins her appointment as Lecturer in Clarinet at the University of Minnesota in Fall 2023. She has been a member of the International Clarinet Association since 1978 and served as the co-artistic director of ClarinetFest®️ 2011 the annual international conference of this organization. She continues her work with the ICA as the North America Continent Chair, the past National State Chair Coordinator and state of Minnesota Chair. She holds degrees from the University of Michigan, Northwestern University and the University of Minnesota, studying clarinet with J. Cloyde Williams, Herbert Blayman, and Robert Marcellus.

Ms. Heinen is committed to participation in the arts being available to all and works diligently to advocate for this goal. Her research and leadership projects focus on underrepresented constituencies and she works to make sure everyone who wishes to participate in the arts as a vocation or avocation has the opportunity to do so.

Julia Heinen is a Buffet Crampon, D’Addario and Silverstein Performing Artist and performs exclusively on Buffet clarinets, D’Addario reeds, and Silverstein ligatures.

Educational Background
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Educational Background

  • Doctor of Musical Arts: Clarinet Performance, University of Minnesota
  • Performer's Certificate/Artist Diploma: Clarinet Performance, Northwestern University
  • Master of Music: Clarinet Performance, University of Michigan
  • Bachelor of Music, magna cum laude: Clarinet Performance, University of Minnesota