Julie Schnieders has over 30 years of teaching vocal/choral music in Iowa. She currently teaches 9-12th grade vocal music at Indianola High School. Julie directs Lyric Choir, Chorale, SideWayz and Flip Side JV Show Choirs, co-directs Choraliers, Concert Choir, the high school musicals, teaches the DMACC accredited Music Theory and Music History classes to junior and senior music students, and teaches voice lessons.
She has mentored many young educators in their student teaching experience from area Iowa colleges and universities. She also has a private voice studio,has been an adjunct music teacher at Simpson College in Indianola, and is active in her church.
A native of Albert Lea, Minnesota, Julie received her BA in Vocal Music Education from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa and her MA in Music Education from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls, Iowa. She adjudicates regularly for the IHSMA sponsored Iowa All-State Festival, vocal solo, small group, show choir, and large group State Contests. Julie is the current Treble Choir Repertoire & Standards Chairperson for the Iowa Choral Directors Association. She is the past SC-ICDA District representative and 9th Grade OPUS Chairperson. She has been an adjudicator and clinician for several private show choir competitions and has been a guest conductor at several festival choirs in Iowa.
Julie is married to Joe, who helps keep all of our event's judges well fed. They are proud parents of Kari, a RN- Assistant Nurse Manager at the University of Iowa Hospitals in Iowa City, and Tim, a CAD detailer for Ambassador Steel in Newton. Their dog, Zoey, and cat, Callie, help keep their home entertaining!