FAIRFAX HIGH SCHOOL CHORAL DEPARTMENT
Juliana Woodill is the choral director and National Board Certified teacher at Fairfax High School. She began teaching in 2009 and has taught music across all ages in Fairfax County Public Schools. Her choirs consistently receive superior ratings at local and state adjudications, where they often receive comments about their incredibly mature sound and artistry. This past fall her choir Bella Canzone, from Lanier Middle School, performed at the Virginia Music Educators Association Conference - they were one of only two middle school choirs in the entire state to be selected. She is also a clinician, guest conductor and trained adjudicator who judges auditions and assessments throughout Virginia. She has worked on the curriculum development team for choral music in Fairfax County and serves as the President for the Fairfax County Choral Directors Association.
Juliana received her education from Westminster Choir College where she graduated Summa Cum Laude with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Musical Theater in 2009. She studied conducting with Dr. Joe Miller, and sang with the Westminster Symphonic Choir under the baton of many conducting greats including Christoph Eschenbach, Neeme Jarvi, Pierre Boulez and Kurt Masur. She has also participated in master class conducting workshops with Rollo Dilworth, Rodney Eichenberger and Christopher Aspaas. During her time at Westminster, she conducted the choir at Joy of All Who Sorrow Orthodox Mission in Princeton, NJ. She continues this work today as choral director for a new Orthodox mission church in Fairfax, VA. She has been a featured conductor for the Pan-Orthodox Music Symposium in Minneapolis, MN for two years.
Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.