Julie Bale: Soprano, Vocal Coach, Choral Director

 Julie Bale is a British Dramatic Soprano. Born in Leeds, she studied Music and German at Oxford Brookes University and followed this with an ARCM from The Royal College of Music, whilst studying with Elizabeth Robson. She studies vocal technique and vocal pedagogy with the eminent voice specialist Janice Chapman and Dame Josephine Barstow. 

Recent operatic highlights have included Helmwige in Die Walk├╝re for Berwick Festival Opera and Leonore in Fidelio for OperaHerts conducted by Phillip Thomas. A role she covered for Dorset Opera in 2014. Other roles include Donna Anna, Aida (Concert version), Leonora il Trovatore and Alice Ford.

Julie enjoys a highly successful career as a vocal coach. After gaining a PGCE from Goldsmith's University, she worked firstly in both state and independent schools teaching students for all levels of examinations. In 2007 she founded and ran The Singing School which led the way in short courses in vocal technique for beginner singers and had hundreds of beginner sIngers complete its training. Her private studio in Bushey is extremely sought after and Julie teaches not only one to one lessons but more and more of her time Is spent giving workshops and master classes in vocal technique and performance technique. In April 2016 she took up the position of Resident Vocal Coach with The London Oriana Choir.

In January 2017 Julie began her tenure as Choral Director of the North Middlesex Federation Townswomen's Guild Choir. Julie has led St. Matthew's Youth Choir for two years and is very much enjoying developing her skills of Choral Conducting and Music Direction on the wonderful scheme run by Sing For Pleasure, led by Manvinder Rattan. 

Julie as Leonora, Il Trovatore
Julie as Alice Ford - Falstaff
Julie as Helmwige - Die Walkure, with Andrea Baker and Kathy Taylor-Jones