Julie Jackson received her Bachelor's degree in violin performance from Oral Roberts University where she was awarded a full scholarship and named the outstanding student of the year in 1990. She then went on to receive her Masters degree, also in violin performance, from the University of Michigan Ann Arbor in 1995. She was the winner of the Catherine Filene Shouse Endowment Award which included a performance at the Kennedy Center and served as Concertmaster for the Tanglewood Music Festival's young artist's program. In addition she has performed all over her hometown of Washington D.C. including the White House, the Library of Congress and several embassies. She is currently a first violinist with the Flint Symphony Orchestra where she is in her 25th season, and had been a featured artist in FIM's summer chamber music concert series. She is also a private violin teacher and vocal coach in Davison, and serves as the Davison High School string coach. In addition to being a professional violinist she has toured and recorded with Undivided, a vocal ministry group directed by both Julie and her husband Jeff, as well as directing the church choir at World Outreach Center. She also served for 5 years as Production Manager and Vocal Coach for the Young Musicians Community, a non profit organization for teens in the Lapeer area. She has one daughter, Ally, a 2014 graduate of Davison High School who is currently attending Lee University in Cleveland, TN on a vocal scholarship.