Oboist Julia DeRosa enjoys a rewarding career that has led her to perform with the Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, American Ballet Theater Orchestra, Orchestre National d’Lyon, Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, and New York City Opera. She can also frequently be heard on Broadway, where she has played oboe and English horn in Sunset Boulevard, Miss Saigon, Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, and Dr. Zhivago.
DeRosa attended The Juilliard School where she received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in the studio of Elaine Douvas. She is the recipient of a Benzaquen Career Advancement Grant for graduating classical music instrumentalists who have demonstrated outstanding artistry and achievement in leadership, entrepreneurship, and breadth of engagement as well as the Peter Mennin Prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in leadership and music. As the winner of the 2010 Juilliard Oboe Concerto Competition she performed the Martinu Oboe Concerto with the Juilliard Orchestra, James DePreist conducting. Most recently, DeRosa has won grand prizes from the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition, the Yamaha Young Performing Artist Competition, and the Aspen Music Festival Winds and Harp Concerto Competition. She has also been a soloist with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra and was featured on National Public Radio’s From the Top program.
For six summers DeRosa was a student at the Aspen Music Festival and School, frequently lending her expertise on solo English horn and oboe d’amore parts in faculty orchestras. She attended the Juilliard School’s Pre-College Division for three years, where she was a student of Richard Dallessio. She has been on the MAP faculty since 2016.