Julie Wright Costa
  • Associate Artistic Director, The Ohio Light Opera
  • Professor, School Of Music
  • Voice Area Head, School Of Music

Professional Service

  • The University of Utah. All service to The University of Utah, and The School of Music, is listed in my submitted CV. 01/2016 - 12/2016
  • The Ohio Light Opera. The Ohio Light Opera. The Ohio Light Opera. Role: Associate Artistic Director. National Audition Tour: In charge of casting. Non-Scholarly Service. 11/02/2015 - 02/29/2016
  • The Ohio Light Opera. The Ohio Light Opera. Role: Associate Artistic Director. National Audition Tour: In charge of casting. Non-Scholarly Service. 11/2014 - 02/2015
  • The Ohio Light Opera. Role: Associate Artistic Director. National Audition Tour: In charge of casting. 11/2013 - 02/2014

Internal Service

  • Coordinator of the Classical Singer Vocal Competition, Live First Round at The University of Utah’s School of Music, adjudicator. 04/15/2017 - 04/15/2017. Other service.
  • Faculty Counsel Committee (FCC). member, 09/29/2015 - present. College service.
  • College Council. Member., 09/16/2015 - present. College service.
  • Search Committee: Artist/Teacher of Voice. (Hire: Dr. Seth Keeton). Chair, 01/05/2015 - 04/28/2015. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. 01/01/2015 - 08/01/2015. Department service.
  • RPT . Chair, 08/2014 - 08/01/2016. Department service.
  • Executive Committee. Member, 04/2014 - 08/01/2015. Department service.
  • In coordination, with Kirsten Gunlogson: Hosting the Classical Singer Vocal Competition, Live First Round at The University of Utah’s School of Music, adjudicator. Adjudicator, 04/2014 - 04/2014. Other service.
  • Search Committee Chair: Voice Area Search, Artist Teacher of Voice. 01/2014 - 02/2015. Department service.
  • UPTAC. College of Fine Arts Representative, 08/2013 - present. University service.
  • Search Committee: Beverley Taylor Sorenson Presidential Endowed Chair for Elementary Arts Education. 08/2013 - 04/2014. Department service.
  • UPTAC. Member., 08/01/2013 - 02/14/2016. University service.
  • Friends of Opera Advisory Board. Member, 08/2012 - present. Department service.
  • University Promotion and Tenure Advisory Committee. Member, 08/2012 - 04/2015. University service.
  • Friends of Opera Advisory Board. Member., 08/01/2012 - 02/14/2016. Department service.
  • RPT Chair. Chair, 08/2011 - 08/2013. Department service.
  • Scholarship Committee. Member., 08/02/2010 - 02/14/2016. Department service.
  • Voice Area Head. 08/2006 - present. Department service.
  • Scholarship Committee. Member, 08/2006 - present. Department service.
  • Voice Area Head. 08/01/2006 - 02/14/2016. Department service.
  • Advisory Committee. member, 08/01/2006 - 02/14/2016. Department service.
  • Graduate Studies Committee. 08/01/2003 - 08/03/2015. Department service.

Outreach

  • Master Class/Clinic, in tandem with Jessica Napoles and Seth Keeton at The University of Utah School of Music: Tuacahn High School choral students. 12/12/2015 - 12/12/2015
  • Student Recruitment: NACAC Recruitment Fair in Denver, Co, with Dr. Jessica Nápoles. 10/2013 - 10/2013
  • I have offered and given master classes for students of Salt Lake City area teachers and colleagues of NATS. 08/2013 - present

In the Media

  • "Julie Wright Costa was delicious as Dolly Tate — assistant to Charlie Davenport, manager of the Buffalo Bill Wild West Show (Kyle Yampiro). Whether stern, frazzled or sweet, she drew the eye." - http://clevelandclassical.com/ohio-light-opera-kiss-me-kate-and-annie-get-your-gun-june-25/. 07/2016.
  • "La Vie Parisienne is the fifth production of the 2016 season at Ohio Light Opera, and it’s a real dandy. It’s nearly a laugh a minute, thanks to the fast-paced singing and dancing, as created by stage director Julie Wright Costa..." - http://coolcleveland.com/2016/07/theater-review-la-vie-parisienne-at-ohio-light-opera-by-kelly-ferjutz/. 07/2016.
  • Ohio Light Opera: The Duchess of Chicago, stage director. Operetta Foundation DVD: Operetta Archives, OA 1023. Ohio Light Opera: Herbert, Dream City and the Magic Knight, Maria and Ortrud. Compact Disc Recording: Albany Records, Troy1541-42. Ohio Light Opera: Herbert, Dream City and the Magic Knight, Maria and Ortrud. Operetta Foundation DVD: Operetta Archives, OA 1024. 08/09/2015.
  • Cleveland Classical: The Ohio Light Opera: "The Gypsy Baron," Czipra. "...Julie Wright Costa was buoyant and assured as the gypsy matriarch, Czipra. Her strong, resonant voice carried well into the house.". 07/16/2013. http://clevelandclassical.wordpress.com/2013/07/16...
  • Cleveland Classical: The Ohio Light Opera: "H.M.S. Pinafore," stage director. "...Julie Wright Costa’s stage direction was well conceived.". 07/02/2013. http://clevelandclassical.wordpress.com/2013/07/02...
  • HerSide, the quarterly magazine of The Daily Record (Spectrum Publications). Feature on women in the arts. 07/2013. http://issuu.com/dixcom/docs/her_side_july_2013
  • Patter: Official Publication of the International Gilbert & Sullivan Association of North America. Subject (and cover) of featured article: “An OLO Soprano Turns Director.” Also featured subject on the cover of this issue, Autumn 2012, volume Three. 10/2012. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3168729850...