Julia Pal graduated from the University of Toronto, earned an A.R.C.T in Speech Arts & Drama from The Royal Conservatory of Music and a Bachelor of Education from Queen’s University (Drama; Visual Arts). Before pursuing her interest in music, she worked as an independent theatre artist and workshop leader for many years. Her diverse background includes elocution, scene study, storytelling, singing, improvisational comedy, clown, mime technique, and creative movement.
Inspired by her training at Second City, she co-wrote and performed in several original shows and musical revues in Toronto and at Fringe festivals and was a key player in a weekly live improv soap opera spoof called The Wedge of Night.
Julia’s interest in singing and jazz came to the forefront. She returned to school and graduated from the Humber College Jazz program and during her studies sang with the Vocal Jazz Ensemble.
Julia’s experience at the Toronto District School Board began at the Toronto Urban Studies Centre designing a wide spectrum of programs, many of which combined an art form with an aspect of the curriculum. As a Partners in Drama facilitator, Julia helped teachers and students incorporate drama activities into the curriculum. As a classroom teacher, Julia taught drama and visual arts at the secondary level and directed a number of school productions. For Learning Through the Arts, she continued to combine drama activities with social studies, science, and language arts.
In addition to her creative and performing projects, Julia continues to teach drama, adjudicate for speech arts festivals across Canada and is a member of the RCM College of Examiners for Speech Arts & Drama.
Education and Training: Bachelor Landscape Architecture, University of Toronto; B.Ed., Queen’s University, Artist in the Community Program (Drama/Visual Arts); graduate of Humber College jazz program (vocal); A.R.C.T in Speech Arts & Drama and member of College of Examiners for the Royal Conservatory; completed Artist-Educator level 2 through Learning Through the Arts.
Julia Pal Trio
Professional, elegant and mellow the Julia Pal Trio performs a range of jazz favourites made famous by such artists as Frank Sinatra, Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Chet Baker and Diana Krall. In addition to jazz classics, the trio also enjoys performing songs from the pop and blues genres. Songs can be chosen from our list and special requests can also be made in advance.
Julia is an accomplished vocalist and performer and sings with great warmth, meaning and presence. The Julia Pal Trio has performed for over 15 years at corporate and private events as well as festivals, restaurants and clubs, including the Junction Arts Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Ellicottville Jazz Festival, The Montreal Bistro and Mariposa Cruise Lines.
Julia has enjoyed working with a variety of musicians including Andrew Downing, Tania Gill, Victor Bateman, Kevin Barrett, Mike Milligan, Stacie McGregor, Eric St.Laurent, Tim Posgate, Darius Nargolwalla, Ken Taylor and most recently Jordan O’Connor and Craig Harley.
To book the Julia Pal Trio or if you have any questions, please contact Julia.