A National Board Certified and Kodály Certified Teacher, Julie Corallo has taught middle school choral music (5 years), elementary general music (15 years) and was the K-12 music supervisor (5 years) for the Los Angeles Unified School District. Underlying each role she has played is her belief that everyone is a music maker and that developing the creative and expressive inclinations in children and adults alike is what makes them compassionate and collaborative human beings. She enjoys being a presenter for the organizations she works with, including the national non-profit organization Little Kids Rock, and serves her community through the coordination of the Annual San Pedro Music Festival, celebrating the musical achievements of the local schools in her community. In addition to providing support for music educators and providing relevant professional development as the K-12 music supervisor, she revised the Instructional Guides for Elementary and Secondary Music and coordinated the LAUSD Elementary and Middle School Honor Music Festivals. These festivals were held at the Luckman Theatre and the Microsoft Theatre (formerly known as the Nokia Theatre), respectively, and were designed to support the musical growth and achievement of students around the District. She also networked with organizations such as VH1 Save the Music, Little Kids Rock, the Grammy Museum, the Thelonious Monk Institute, the Music Center, and the Manilow Music Project to provide instruments, resources, and professional development for the students and teachers of the District. Upon completing her tenure as the K-12 music supervisor, the Los Angeles City Elementary Schools Music Association awarded her with an Honorary Life Membership.
In addition to her work in the public school sector, Julie is the Associate Artistic Director of the South Bay Children’s Choir, in residence at El Camino College. This organization serves singers ages 6-18 and provides opportunities for high levels of artistic achievement. She has brought the choir to many festivals throughout the United States and to London and Canterbury to participate in the International Children’s Choir Festival. Her choir was invited to perform at the 2016 National Conference for the Organzation of Americal Kodály Educators, and she has been a guest conductor for the Kodály Association of Southern California Honor Festival, the Education Through Music Los Angeles Choral Festival, and the California Association of Independent Schools Choral Festival.
Julie earned her MA in Education from California State University, Dominguez Hills, and her MEd and BA from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is a proud member of the American Choral Directors Association, the Organization of American Kodály Educators, the National Association for Music Education, the Southern California Vocal Association.