Julie Liston Johnson


Julie Liston Johnson, soprano

American soprano Julie Liston Johnson has earned an impressive reputation for her rich, shimmering timbre, technical brilliance and diverse repertoire encompassing opera, concert and recital. Dr. Liston Johnson earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in voice performance and opera from The University of North Texas and her Master of Music from The Juilliard School. While at Juilliard, she held multiple teaching fellowships and was subsequently hired to teach Ear Training in the Evening Division. Julie has been a featured soloist at Carnegie Hall, Teatro Communiale di Bologna, Alice Tully Hall, Moody Performance Hall, Trinity Church Wall Street, and Durham Cathedral in northern England where in 2019 she sang the solos in Verdi’s Réquiem. A frequent soloist in the Metroplex, highlights include Dallas Puccini Society recitals, Handel’s Mesías, Mozart’s c minor Mass, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem; John Rutter’s Réquiem with the composer conducting; and the American premiere of Bob Chilcott’s Pasión de San Juan. She is also a member of Dallas based Orpheus Chamber Singers under the direction of JD Burnett. Dr. Liston Johnson presented the subject of her dissertation, Pieces of 9/11: Memories from Houston, by Jake Heggie this past summer at the NATS National conference in Chicago. She teaches as part of the voice faculty at the University of Texas Arlington and resides in Dallas with her husband Bert K. Johnson and their daughter, Ava.