Julie Grossman is an award winning singer-songwriter, activist, yoga and meditation teacher, and published poet.
Coming from a musical family, she has studied music for over 30 years, writing for over 25 years, with roots in classical flute, folk, and retro rock music. At 15, she achieved early success as a songwriter, medalling at a statewide Spanish language arts festival with her bilingual piece, “La Cancion de los Inocentes (the Song of the Innocents)” about children of the Mexican-American war.
While at University in Minnesota, she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in performing arts, before completing her master’s, creating an original social justice piece integrating theater and music, and writing a thesis on the role of performing arts in influencing social and political change in 1960’s America.
Her official debut single, “Righteous Noise,” peaked at #2 on local charts and #29 worldwide.
She has performed across the country at iconic venues including the Minnesota Songwriters Showcase, the Hard Rock Minneapolis, the Houston House of Blues, and historic Antone’s in Austin, opening for national touring acts such as the Gin Blossoms. Living in Austin, her politically charged folk-rock music became infused with the Texas Blues sound. She has studied songwriting with national, touring artists such as Chloe Smith and Leah Song of Rising Appalachia. A multi-instrumentalist, she has been compared to Suzanne Vega and Alannah Myles.
An accomplished lyricist, her original poem “Things I Can’t Remember” was featured in the Upon Waking anthology, published in partnership with the League of Minnesota Poets. Her writing has been featured in a number of online magazines and anthologies.
Yoga and Meditation
Julie is a certified trauma-informed yoga instructor and registered yoga teacher (RYT-200). She has been working with women survivors of assault or abuse since 2018, and teaching yoga and movement since 2007. A survivor herself, she is also a singer-songwriter, published poet, and women’s activist, influencing legislation at the state and local levels. Her workshops incorporate yoga, dance and movement to create true healing space for women.
A business and marketing professional, she performs in Minneapolis and Saint Paul, Minnesota where she lives with her husband, son, and yorkie.
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