Mrs. Julianne Booth calls El Paso, Texas her hometown. Raised a military 'army brat', her father was a WWII POW and a Bataan Death March survivor. Her mother was a professional designer and had the privilege of being a domestic engineer.
She graduated from the University of Texas at El Paso with a degree in Violin Performance; her mentor was violinist Laurence Gibson, former concertmaster of the Cincinnati Symphony and a graduate of the Eastman School of Music. Mrs. Booth completed all her coursework for a double degree in Musicology and Violin Performance at the University of North Texas. She also attended Northern Arizona University in the summers where she worked with violinist Eudice Shaprio and attended summer chamber orchestra symposiums where she worked with violinist Young Uck Kim and cellist YoYo Ma. Her greatest musical influences were Maestro Anshel Brusilow, former concertmaster of the Philadelphia Symphony, former conductor of the Dallas Symphony and Richardson Symphony and Mr. Philip Lewis, professor of violin at UNT, concertmaster of the Richardson Symphony, graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and founder of Chamber Music International.
Mrs. Booth was a member of the Fort Worth Opera, the Dallas Summer Musicals Orchestra, The Dallas Ballet and Dallas Opera, the Richardson Symphony, the Plano Symphony and continues to perform with the Lewisville Lake Symphony. She was also a member of the resident Shreveport Symphony String Quartet and continues to perform professionally and with her professional string quartet. Mrs. Booth has performed with many artists such as Ray Charles, Frank Sinatra, Mary J. Blige, James Taylor, Josh Groban, Shirley McClaine and the Transiberian Orchestra to name a few. She was formerly the conductor with the North Texas Youth Symphony based in Lewisville, Texas and is a frequent adjudicator and clinician across the Southwest. She is also a recipient of the Grace Note Award which is awarded to those who have provided superior musical performance opportunities to young musicians in the Dallas Fort Worth area.
She has been an educator for over 25 years and has had highly successful programs in Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, Highland Park ISD and Plano ISD. Her orchestras have been consistently ranked as one of the top three high school honor orchestras in the state by the Texas Music Educators Association over the last 13 years.
A frequent feature writer for the Dallas Morning News, Mrs. Booth has had many articles published over the last 15 years. Her hobbies include cooking, reading, dog agility, performing, RVing and riding her motorcycle with her husband.
Mrs. Booth is married to Rodney Booth, professional trumpet player and conductor of the University of North Texas 2 O'Clock Lab Band. They have two beautiful daughters and among them own 5 dogs and 2 cats. Their children continue to be the center of their lives - as it should be.