Julian began his musical career at the piano, winning several awards while studying with Sonja Rummel, Sigrid Luther, and David Brunell. He is currently pursuing a DMA in choral conducting at the University of Kentucky under the guidance of Jefferson Johnson and Lori Hetzel, where he has taught courses in choral methods and conducting, served as assistant conductor for the UK Chorale and Choristers, and accompanied recitals and concerts throughout the department. From 2005 to 2011, Julian taught musicians at the Randolph School of Huntsville, AL and has accompanied community, regional, and state music events including Alabama and Kentucky All-State Choirs. He has served as musical director for productions including Carmen, The Mikado, Oliver, Urinetown, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, and The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.
A commissioned composer and arranger, Julian holds degrees in conducting and composition from the University of Tennessee, studying with David Stutzenberger, Angela Batey, and Kenneth Jacobs. His Redemption Mass recently won the American Choral Directors Association Brock Memorial Student Composition Contest . Other works have appeared on recitals and concerts across the southeast, winning awards, performances, and commissions from the College Music Society, Southeastern Composers' League, University of Tennessee, Huntsville Community Chorus Association, First Baptist Church of Huntsville, Roane Choral Society, Christian Fellowship of Art Music Composers, and the Society of Composers.