Julie Ann Ballard has a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in music education
from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, and a Master of
Music degree in piano performance with an emphasis in piano pedagogy.
Dr. Ballard is a pianist, teacher, conductor, composer and researcher with
numerous awards and honors. She has presented her research at the
National Conference on Keyboard Pedagogy (2011, 2013, 2015 and 2021)
and is published in the NCKP Conference Proceedings for those years,
CAPMT Connect (Spring-Summer 2017) and Clavier Companion
Her music is published by The FJH Music Company Inc., with music listed
on the National Federation of Music Clubs Festivals Bulletin. Dr. Ballard
was Chair over the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA)
Performance and Composition Competitions in California from 2016 to
2019 and currently serves on the California Association of Professional
Music Teachers (CAPMT) Executive Board as VP of Competitions since
2019. She is an acclaimed performer and runs a distinguished piano studio
with award winning students in Orange County, CA.