Julianne Shepard


I took classical piano lessons from my grandmother since I was four years old. Growing up I especially enjoyed the compositions of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin,and Chopin. While in college, my list of favorite composers has grown to include Liszt, Prokofiev, and Beethoven. I greatly look up to the film composer John Williams, whose compositions have been the themes of many popular movies such as Star Wars, Indiana Jones, and Harry Potter.

  I was a church pianist for many years, and have performed in weddings, concerts, bands, and plays. I have taught private piano lessons for several years, as well as accompanying choirs and occasionally playing the keys in the church worship band. In high school I competed in two sonata competitions, winning first prize in one and second prize in the other.

   My greatest musical dream would be to be the solo pianist of one of Rachmaninoff's concertos. After completing my undergrad degree, my plan is to get my masters in piano performance and then perform, accompany, and possibly teach piano at a school or university. Besides music, I also enjoy baking, knitting, crocheting, writing, and physical activities like running, dancing, and biking. My greatest joy in life is spending time with my family and friends.



Name: Julianne Shepard

Birthday: October 7th

Hometown: Grants Pass, OR

Repertoire 09/10

Rachmaninov: Concerto no. 2

Chopin: Etude op. 10/12

Beethoven: Sonata op. 31/2


Quote: "Delight yourself in the Lord and He will give you the desires of your heart." Psalm 37:4

Books: The Friendship Factor", the Bible, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy

Movies: Christmas with the Kranks", "Little Manhattan", "Meet the Robinsons", "Signs", "Sky High", and Pixar movies

Musicians: The 5 Browns


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