Award-winning dramatic soprano Dr. Julia Rolwing, DMA, has been hailed for both her lyricism and dramatic vocal thrust, in opera, oratorio, and recital. Her operatic roles have included Sieglinde in Wagner's Die Walküre, Senta (Der Fliegende Holländer) and Freia (Das Rheingold), the title roles of Verdi’s Aida, Puccini’s Tosca, Massenet’s Cendrillon, Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas, and Elisabetta (Don Carlos), Santuzza (Cavalleria Rusticana), Mozart’s Donna Anna and Countess Almaviva, Lady Billows (Albert Herring), the Mothers in Humperdinck’s Hänsel und Gretel and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, and the Straussian heroines Ariadne, Arabella, Chrysothemis and Elektra. Her varied concert repertoire includes Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Missa Solemnis, Requiems of Verdi and Duruflé, and the Dvorak and Rossini Stabat Maters. Julia holds top prizes from the Leiderkranz Foundation, the Wagner Societies of New York, Washington DC, Boston, and Northern California, the Kilpinen Foundation, Jüssi Björling Society, and many others. She is a member of NATS, Opera America, and the VoiceCare Network, and has held previous appointments at the University of Miami, Florida International University, New World School of the Arts, and Reynoldsburg Ohio City Schools. She holds a Bachelor of Music Education and a Master of Arts degree in Vocal Pedagogy from Ohio State University, and a Doctorate of Musical Arts from the University of Miami. Dr. Rolwing is on the faculties of Kean University and Montclair State University.