Alum

Julie Kinscheck

Position
Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments
Expertise
vocal coaching
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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Julie Kinscheck is also a voice teacher, worship leader, author, wife, and mom of teen twins. She has released four albums as an artist and recently released her first vocal training book, Vocal Training for Praise Singers.

Kinscheck was a singer first who later discovered her passion for teaching. She has spent many years performing professionally in, as well as leading, jazz and rock groups, country bands, a cappella groups, gospel and worship teams, and multiple solo gigs, and she has poured all of this into her teaching. She ran a thriving private studio for over 15 years before joining the Berklee faculty.

In addition to her Berklee degree, Kinscheck completed over two years of classical music studies at Oberlin Conservatory and subsequently pursued vocal pedagogy studies at New England Conservatory, Boston Conservatory, Gordon College, and Shenandoah University. She will receive her master's degree in vocal pedagogy from Westminster Choir College in 2023.

Career Highlights
  • Soprano and leader of the Harmony Jewels (a cappella caroling band)
  • Leader/lead vocals and guitar for Julie Kinscheck & LIFLIGHT (original band) and Moon Glow Jazz Duo
  • Performances at the Wang Center, the Hatch Shell, and the World Trade Center as well as at large conferences in San Antonio, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; St. Louis, Missouri; and Washington D.C. as well as at local weekly services as a worship leader
  • Previously music director and soprano for Faith in Action (a cappella/ gospel/jazz group that won third place at the Boston A Cappella Awards)
  • Featured artist on Fox 25 News
  • Appeared in Billboard Magazine and New England Performer Magazine, on the cover of Metronome Magazine, and in feature articles in the Lowell Sun and Billerica Minuteman
  • Received international radio airplay of singles from Let My Light Shine and Grace with Jazz on Top¬†albums
Awards
  • Winner of the Best Unsigned Songwriter Award from BMI, 1991
  • Recipient of the Jazz Master Scholarship and Cleo Laine Jazz Award from Berklee
Education
  • B.M., Berklee College of Music, professional music
In Their Own Words

I want my students to discover many new things they can do with their voices, to be inspired by their own vocal growth. They will become skilled in numerous genres, opening their future options and adding to their own identities as artists. Finally, they will also know how to protect their instrument for a long, healthy singing career."

Because I have performed professionally in so many different genres in all kinds of venues, I can help students not only in their favored genres of music, but also to be versatile. My formal education has given me practical tools, understanding vocal anatomy and function, while I have also taught students of all ages and career stages, and have diagnosed many challenges that I can specifically help students overcome in their singing. I have also experienced serious vocal damage along the way, and how to heal and avoid it in the future. My experience can help students have a lifelong career using their talent, skill, marketing, recording, and teaching opportunities to make a living in music."