Flutist, Julie Oris Heikkila, a prominent Flute Teacher / Performer maintains teaching studios at Cornell University at Ithaca, Nazareth College of Rochester and Monroe Community College of Rochester. She did graduate work at the Eastman School of Music where she studied with John Thomas and Richard Sherman as well as Donald MacDonald, Professor Emeritus at The Crane School of Music. She has performed in or attended master classes with such greats as William Bennett, Peter Lloyd, Jean Pierre Rampal, Julius Baker, baroque violinist Reinhardt Goebel and pianist Emanual Ax. Among her performing credits are soloist with the Syracuse Youth Symphony, the U.S. Navy Band, the Genesee Quartet, principal flutist with the Music Educators Wind Band, the Perinton Concert Band and Air de Cour. She was the founding member of the Albion Woodwind Quintet and has performed with various orchestras and chamber ensembles including being chosen to perform in the Eastman School's 25th anniversary tribute recital for Dr. Hasty and also the Donald and Joan Chandler MacDonald Excellence in Flute Performance Memorial Scholarship Concert at the Crane School of Music, Potsdam.