College of Liberal Arts
UT Arlington Music
UT Arlington Music Department

Ms. Julie Liston Johnson

Area: Vocal Arts

Phone: 817-272-3741
Office Location: FA 101
Degree(s): D.M.A. (ABD) University of North Texas, M.M. The Juilliard School, B.A. University of St. Thomas
Mentis Profile: Coming soon

Julie Liston Johnson is currently finishing her DMA at The University of North Texas where she also held teaching fellowships in voice. Originally from St. Paul, MN, she received her Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School where she held two teaching fellowships and was later hired on the adjunct faculty teaching sight-reading.

Ms. Liston Johnson made her Carnegie Hall debut with the solo in Fauré's Requiem and her international debut premiering John Zorn’s La machine de l’être at the Angelica Festival in Bologna. In July 2019, Ms. Liston Johnson was the soprano soloist in Verdi’s Requiem at Durham Cathedral in northern England. Julie has sung as a soloist and professional chorister with many professional groups, including Voices of Ascension, Trinity Church Wall Street, and the Orpheus Chamber Singers. A frequent performer in the Metroplex, recent highlights include Handel's Messiah both as part of the Highlander Concert series in Dallas and at Broadway Baptist in Fort Worth; Dona Nobis Pacem with Craig Jessop conducting; John Rutter’s Requiem with the composer conducting; and singing the American premiere of Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion, also with the composer conducting.

Recent opera roles include, Donna Anna from Don Giovanni and Dido from Dido and Aeneas. While on full fellowship with Aspen Music Festival, Ms. Liston Johnson won the concerto competition with The Queen of the Night's vengeance aria from Die Zauberflöte and was also featured singing Gilda in Rigoletto.