Julia Castellanos is a violinist and teacher living in Fort Collins, Colorado. An east coast native, she earned a Bachelor of Arts in violin performance from the University of New Hampshire in 2009. Upon graduating, she worked as a freelance violinist and taught in Baltimore City Public Schools through the Greater Baltimore Youth Symphony Bridges Program for several years. Having earned a Master of Music degree from Colorado State University in 2016, she is now an active performer in the area, holding contracts with the Fort Collins Symphony, Cheyenne Symphony Orchestra, and Greeley Philharmonic Orchestra. She maintains a private studio and also coaches chamber music for Off The Hook Arts Chamber Music Academy. Her most influential teachers include Ronald Francois (CSU faculty member), Pamela Hentges (National Symphony Orchestra), Michael Davis (retired Louisville Orchestra concertmaster) and Keng Yuen Tseng (Peabody Institute faculty member). Julia was recently awarded a fellowship by the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckinridge, Colorado, where she will reside for their 2017 season. When she is not teaching or playing her violin, Julia enjoys bread baking, literature, and the great outdoors.