Adjunct Instructor of Music
Office Manager, Department of Music, Theatre, and Visual Art
Rehearsal accompanist, A Cappella Chorus

M.M., Oakland University
B.S. Music, Rochester College
B.A. Math Education, Adrian College

School: School of Humanities
Office: Alumni Music Center 204
Phone: (248) 218.2149
Email: jhughes1@rc.edu

 

COURSES TAUGHT:

  • Music Foundations
  • Ear Training
  • Appreciation of the Arts
  • Keyboard Harmony
  • Applied Piano
 

 

HONORS AND AFFILIATIONS:

  • Mensa, 2001 – 2011
  • Outstanding Music Major, Rochester College, 2003
  • Adrian College Alumni Board of Directors, 2000-2009
  • Math Department Award, Adrian College, 1985, 1986

 

PROFESSIONAL AND ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE:

Teaching experience:

  • Rochester College, 2000 – present
  • Private piano, 1994-1998

Additional professional experience:

  • Director of Music, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 2010 – 2014
  • Pianist, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 1990 – 2014
  • Organist, Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church, 2010 – 2014
  • Freelance editor, 1995 – present
  • Accompanist, Avondale School Choirs, 2007 – 2012
  • Accompanist, Solo & Ensemble for many districts, 2002 – 2013
  • Oakland Choral Society, 1987 – 2008
  • Rochester Community Chorus, accompanist and vocalist

 

PERSONAL:

In Julayne’s family, music is a way of life. She grew up under the influence of parents who sang in gospel quartets, the church choir, and various bands. Music at home was everything from the Beatles to Rush to Tchaikovsky to Chet Atkins.  She began taking piano lessons at age six and starting singing in choirs at age eight. Since graduating from Adrian College in 1986, she’s held a variety of jobs (including EDS, Kelly Services, and a financial services company), but music and Jesus Christ were the common threads running through it all.

Julayne is married to Keith and they have one adult daughter. She enjoys reading, traveling, major league baseball, pro and college football, NASCAR racing, crunching numbers, and making everything the best it can be.

 

PRESENTATIONS/PERFORMANCES:

  • Music and the Golden Mean
  • The Bible and Handel’s Messiah

Selected Significant Performances:

  • Many cantatas for Auburn Hills Presbyterian Church
  • Rochester Area Christmas Community Choral concert , St. Andrew Catholic Church
  • Carmina Burana, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, 2007