Julie Licata is currently Associate Professor of Music at State University of New York, College at Oneonta where she teaches percussion ensembles, percussion lessons and courses in world music. Over the last 15 years, Julie has focused on presenting solo and chamber percussion recitals across the US, commissioning and premiering works by rising and prominent composers from the US and beyond. Julie’s performances range from acoustic improvisational soundscapes and works with interactive computer processing, to solo marimba, orchestra and theater pit orchestra, to West African drum and dance ensembles and Indonesian folk music. Significant recent accomplishments include solo performances at the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS), the International Computer Music Conference (ICMC), New Music Focus Week at SUNY Oneonta, New Genre Festival in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and the NOW Music Festival at Capital University.
Julie received a DMA in Percussion Performance from University of North Texas in December 2009, MM from University of South Carolina in 2005, and BM from Capital University in 2002.
Julie is an active member of the Percussive Arts Society, having served as new literature reviewer for Percussive Notes, a member of the PAS University Pedagogy Committee, the Diversity Alliance, and the Secretary/Treasurer of the NY Chapter of PAS.
Julie is also part of the Black Swamp Percussion Educator Network, and enthusiastically uses and endorses their products.