Julia Padilla received a degree in voice at Cornish College of the Arts in Seattle, with additional studies in theatre and dance at the University of Washington and The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara.

Privately she studied voice with Giorgio Tozzi and Irina Tchillingarian. Her current coach is Jonathan Khuner (Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Opera, San Francisco Opera and West Edge Opera). Other coaches have included Peter Grunberg (San Francisco Opera and Symphony) and Monroe Kanouse (San Francisco Conservatory of Music).


  • Riot Grrl On Mars (a contemporary take on L'Italiana In Algeri)
    Berkeley Opera, lead role
  • Robert Wilson's King Lear
    Los Angeles, soloist
  • Il Barbiere di Siviglia
    North Bay Opera, lead role
  • Le Nozze di Figaro
    Riverside Opera, lead role
  • The Beggar's Opera
    Cal State University, Long Beach, lead role
  • Mozart's C Minor Mass
    Berkeley Community Chorus, soloist
  • Golden Gate Brass
    San Rafael, soloist

Solo Recitals

  • Music and Meditation Concerts, Mission San Rafael Arcangel, San Rafael
  • Sacred Concert Series, Our Lady of Mercy, Point Richmond
  • Fall and Winter Recitals, Our Lady of Mercy, Point Richmond
  • Concert Series, San Rafael, Alameda, Oakland, Mill Valley


  • Our Lady of Mercy Catholic Church, Point Richmond
  • St. Rita Catholic Church, Fairfax
  • St. Isabella Catholic Church, San Rafael

Choir Directing

  • Singers Marin, Mill Valley
  • The Redwoods, Mill Valley
  • Alma Via, San Rafael
  • Drake Terrace, San Rafael

Vocal Teaching

  • Marin Theatre Company, Mill Valley
  • Young Performers International

***References available upon request.***

To arrange for a lesson or for further information please call 415-479-8786 or email at juliapadillamezzo at gmail dot com